Conquer the Fear of Returning to School

Conquer the Fear of Returning to School

Erica Caramol | Sep, 5 2014

Now that the kids are back in the classrooms, parents are breathing a sigh of relief over the fact that they have more time to get things done. One of those things might be pursuing some education for themselves. Today, more adults than ever are attempting to further their education while working and taking care of a family, and that’s no easy feat. Education can be as anxiety-inducing for them as it is for the kids.

I’m Too Old, and I Don’t Have Time

The chief concern voiced by adults who need or want to go back to school is the fear that they are too old, and they won’t have enough time to devote to coursework. There was a time when these were valid concerns. It’s tough to be one or two decades older than the average college student sitting the lecture hall or classroom, and it’s difficult to get your homework done when you have a full-time job and a family to care for.

Fortunately, those fears are now assuaged by technology. Gone are the days when classroom attendance is a requirement to get an education. “Mature” students no longer have to worry about being the odd one out on campus, nor do they have to worry about cramming a class or two into an already hectic schedule. More and more institutes of higher learning are offering online education options in many disciplines, and reputable experts in many professional fields are now writing online training courses that reach millions of individuals who are eager to obtain training.

Where Do I Start?

Finding the right online training or education options can be a somewhat treacherous endeavor. Unfortunately, there are quite a few disreputable schools and companies out there that claim to award graduate degrees and certificates they are not accredited for. The same goes for online academic courses that will do little more than add to your credit card balance.

The best way to find the best options is to do your homework, especially if your goal is to earn a degree online. Don’t be fooled by all the late-night television ads for quickie degrees and easy classes. The same goes for training that promises immediate salary increases or dream jobs that likely do not exist. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Coggno is the perfect place to start your back-to-school journey. Whether you’re an individual, or an HR executive looking to provide online training to an entire company or individual departments, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got the training and education you need to succeed. And you don’t even need to bribe the teacher with an apple.

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