Killing Time? Trapped? Stuck? Cornered? Up a Tree? Down a Hole? Out to Sea? Then Online Learning is Your Best Choice

Barry Lenson

Killing Time? Trapped? Stuck? Cornered? Up a Tree? Down a Hole? Out to Sea? Then Online Learning is Your Best Choice

Online Learning is Your Best Choice  Do you spend 30 minutes, 45 minutes or more every day frozen in place and unable to move or get much done? Bet you do, because odds are that you get stuck in one of these situations every day, and maybe even more than one . . .

  • You sit on a commuter train or bus for an hour or more.
  • You wait for your kids while they are at soccer practices, music lessons, gymnastic practices, play rehearsals or SAT tutoring sessions.
  • You sit in the waiting room in the office of a veterinarian, a dentist, or other health practitioner.
  • You have an hour to kill every morning between the time your spouse leaves for work and the time when you have to get your kids up and ready for school.
  • You kill time while waiting for a cable repairman, a plumber or other service-provider.
  • You wait while your car gets serviced.
  • You are on an ice floe drifting into the North Sea as the last view of land disappears from sight.

Okay, I made up that last one just to see if you were still paying attention. But whether you were or not, you are getting the idea . . .

Every day contains one or more chunks of unused time that you could put to better use.

And what could be a better use of time than taking courses online? Thanks to modern broadband technology and your connected tablet, laptop or smartphone, there is no reason why you can’t take online classes from anywhere. You could even turn those unutilized time blocks into something pretty valuable like a year’s worth of college, six or more college credit hours, or a new skill that can help you land a job. And thanks to modern course design, you can log on for 25 or 30 minutes at a time, then log off and simply pick up where you left off at a later time.

So, are you trapped? Stuck? Cornered? Up a tree? Down a hole? Out to sea?  Maybe not as much as you think you are. Remember, online learning is the most effective way to put idle time to effective use in your life.

If the idea of going back to college – or starting college – strikes you as promising, download your free copy of The StraighterLine Guide: How to Go Back to Collegewith no cost or obligation.


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