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You’ve decided to continue your education after years of being out of the academic world. And while there are so many things to consider, such as how you will fit your academic life into your already demanding personal and professional responsibilities, you have committed to furthering your education and you’ve pledged to make it work.
Among all the rewards associated with getting a higher degree, many of which include a higher position and increased compensation, there are a few challenges that come with re-entering academia after a significant amount of time away, one of which is adapting to the modern classroom.
Not surprisingly, today’s learning environment is centered around computers, which are used for most school-related tasks. It’s likely that you may have registered for your classes online, or even applied to your school online, but that’s just the beginning.
Nowadays, everything is done on a computer, whether you are taking notes or an exam. In addition, many professors have made their classrooms paperless learning environments, electing to post their handouts and syllabus online or even email them to students.
And while it may seem completely foreign not going to class with pen and paper in hand, consider the benefits of using technology to aid with your learning process. Instead of rifling through notebooks or binders, you’ll have all of your homework and school materials in one spot and a device that can connect you to all the resources you need to complete your work.