The Benefits of Remote Learning

There are many benefits that make remote learning a great way to learn. 

Remote learning can create many new opportunities and connections all across the world. 

We’ll walk you through five of the benefits of remote learning that help show why remote learning is so popular. 

Remote learning has become an increasingly more popular and widely used way to get training and an education. Lately, most students have used a variation of a remote learning course, whether at university or in a training course. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many educational opportunities to move to remote learning, but other programs have used the new growth in communication technology to move to remote learning on their own. 

Some people have been focusing on the downsides of remote learning, which can leave many people wondering, “What are the benefits of remote learning?” There are actually so many benefits that make remote learning a great way to develop and progress. It can create many new opportunities and connections all across the world. We’ll walk you through five of the benefits of remote learning that help show why remote learning is so popular. 

5 Benefits of Remote Learning

Flexible Schedules

One of the big benefits of remote learning for students is the flexibility. In-person learning typically requires coming to a classroom at a particular time to be in the classroom. This fixed schedule can keep some people out of the classroom because they have other commitments. Some students have jobs, family responsibilities, or other classes that determine their schedule. Remote learning provides a way for these people to be able to take classes and learn new skills. Many remote learning courses allow students to attend classes, do homework, and take tests on their own schedules. 

Tilting Futures offers a unique approach to learning through its Take Action Lab program, which begins with an online/remote component before students spend a semester abroad. The online and remote Foundations course prepares students to immerse in a new culture with self-awareness, humility, and a learning mindset. During the 4 weeks of the Foundations course, students from around the world  connect online to learn about personal development, community development, and the country they’ll be traveling to.

The benefits of remote learning in this context include accessibility, flexibility, and the opportunity to engage with a diverse community of fellow participants from around the world. As participants complete the virtual phase, they seamlessly transition to the next stage, where they embark on a global journey, combining online insights with real-world experiences, creating a holistic and impactful learning adventure.

Increased Accessibility

As with scheduling, most traditional learning opportunities require students to come to a specific location and to access the curriculum a particular way. Remote learning, on the other hand, offers increased accessibility for students. You can access remote courses from anywhere in the world, which makes it accessible to anyone around the globe. Plus, remote learning means no commute to a classroom, so those who aren’t able to travel to a school to learn are better able to participate. 

Remote learning also offers more accessibility for different learning styles. Some students don’t learn as well in the traditional classroom model, and remote learning can offer them new opportunities. Instead of sitting in a classroom, you could do classes in a way that works for you and your learning style. Visual learners may benefit from increased visuals and videos. Some students love being able to rewatch videos and look through presentations as many times as they need to. 

Remote learning also offers more accessibility for students who want to focus on their mental health. An at-home learning environment can help reduce anxiety that comes with going to a classroom. If learning or social anxiety is keeping you from the physical classroom, remote learning can offer new learning opportunities. 

Remote learning also offers increased accessibility financially. Many in-person education opportunities and training courses are less accessible to many because of how expensive they are. But remote learning is usually more affordable. The courses themselves usually cost less, and most of the resources are all digital—something that can help reduce course costs. In addition, many programs offer financial aid that can help make it more affordable. At Tilting Futures, we have financial aid that can make our course accessible and affordable for nearly anyone. 

Learning Important Life Skills

Remote learning is an education in and of itself. It requires learning how to navigate new technologies and how to balance learning on your own time. When you learn how to use remote learning, you’re also learning important life skills that can benefit you in many other aspects of your life—now and in the future. 

One important life skill you can learn from remote learning is time management. While the time flexibility of remote learning is beneficial, it also requires you to learn how to manage your time effectively. You’ll need to be on top of participating in remote classes, doing your homework or tests, and making sure you fit the whole course into your schedule (especially if the course has a time limit). But learning to do this will help you in other areas of your life. Most jobs and goals are only accomplished with good time management, and remote learning can help you learn how to do that well. 

Another important life skill is self motivation. A lot of remote learning courses don’t have anyone checking in on your progress. If you want to complete the program, you have to be motivated to do it yourself. Self motivation is a key skill for accomplishing your goals in life. Most things you dream of won’t happen unless you are motivated to make them happen. Motivating yourself to do remote learning classes is a great way to learn how to keep motivation going throughout your life. 

Finally, remote learning can also teach you autonomy. With remote learning, you typically get to work on your own, which can help you learn autonomy. Autonomy is an important skill to have for many jobs—many employers look for employees who can self-start and work independently without much direction. Remote learning can help you learn this autonomy that will serve you well in life. 

Global Networking

Networking is such an important part of education and work. Any type of education or learning programming will offer you a chance to network with interesting people and to learn more about those you interact with. Remote learning expands the opportunities you have for networking because you’re no longer confined to one geographical location. 

Since anyone anywhere in the world can access remote learning, you have the opportunity to network with people all across the globe. You’ll be able to meet and interact with people from unique backgrounds and with different and interesting experiences. You never know who you might meet and where that might take you in the future. 

At Tilting Futures, our immersive learning programs draw highly motivated changemakers from more than 80 countries all over the world. In our program, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and learn with other young people from so many different backgrounds. With these other future leaders, you’ll be able to make connections and create future opportunities for working together. 

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Preparation for Future Remote Work Environments

Remote learning can help you learn general life skills, but it also helps prepare you even more specifically for future work opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically increased the number of employers that have some (or even all) of their employees working remotely—either fully remote or partially. Even as other COVID-19 changes disappear, remote work looks to be here to stay in some capacity. 


Remote work can be difficult for some people to adapt to if they’re not used to it. Being able to work well remotely is something that many employers are looking for in new employees. Using remote learning classes can help prepare you to be ready to work remotely and to be successful at it. Then whatever work environment you find yourself in someday, you’ll be prepared to perform and succeed. 



Remote learning offers you accessibility, flexibility, and networking opportunities. It also helps prepare you for life in general and for future remote work environments you may experience later. These five benefits highlight just how great remote learning can be for your current situation and your future plans. You can do remote learning from wherever you, but it can also take you so many places later in life. 


Take Action Lab combines the advantages of online learning with real-world experiences. The one-month virtual Foundations course offers flexibility and accessibility. Yet, what makes Take Action Lab unique is its seamless transition from online to in-person experiences. As participants move from digital learning to a global adventure, they gain practical skills and cultural insights, creating well-rounded global citizens. This blend of remote learning and real-world exposure equips individuals to make a meaningful impact. Take Action Lab shows how virtual and in-person experiences can work together for transformative learning and global understanding.



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