GED® Classes Online: Better Learning

By Alex Portner, Educator

Do you need your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, but are worried about going back to school? Online classes for HSE test candidates might be the solution. A recent Department of Education study examined the effectiveness of online learning. The study found that online learning students performed better than students in face-to-face classrooms.

Surprising? Not really.

Online education has many benefits. For one, it's easily tailored to the individual learner's needs. An online course can teach you in your learning style, at your learning level, at your speed. It can give you immediate feedback, leading you step-by-step to your learning goal.

This potential is especially important for adult learners who struggled in the classroom. Often, adults who now seek a high school equivalency diploma had trouble in school. High school classes didn't meet their learning needs. For many such adults, high school was a frustrating and disappointing experience. It shouldn't be surprising that many adults are reluctant to apply to a local GED, HiSET, or TASC course.

A New Way to Learn

Adult learners often suffer from embarrassment in a classroom. They're afraid to look stupid or to admit they haven't learned high school reading or math. Online classes make it easy to study without embarrassment.

With online classes, no one is looking over your shoulder. You don't need to keep up with the rest of the class. The instruction follows your personal learning pace. If you don't understand a lesson, you can continue studying until you get it.

If you already know something, you can skip through it quickly and move on to the next topic. Online courses are tailored to you. It's like having a personal tutor on your computer.

Removing Obstacles

Adults seeking their high school equivalency also face problems with schedules and transportation. Adult learners have families and jobs, and it's not always easy getting to a local GED, HISET, or TASC class. Online HSE classes take place in your home, on your schedule. You can study after the kids are in bed. If you prefer, you can study early in the morning, before everyone wakes up. You can even study in the afternoon when you have a few moments to spare. You don't have to worry about a babysitter or taking a bus.

Online HSE programs are an important option for adults who need to get a diploma. They can target exactly what you need to learn. They can use multiple learning styles to make it easier for you to learn. Because they're interactive, online classes can hold your attention and help you learn faster.

The best online HSE programs will help you learn through understanding, not memorization. So, if you're playing to take the HiSET, TASC, or GED test, consider an online HSE class, a new way to learn.

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