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7 Benefits of Online Learning


November 3, 2021

Online learning has many benefits, one of which is the flexibility afforded by the virtual classroom.

The virtual classroom is the heart of our Dental Assistant Distance Delivery Diploma Program — a convenient, central place where your education unfolds. Although there are many fundamental similarities between a traditional campus-based education and the online experience, learning through a virtual classroom offers many benefits that traditional programs don’t provide.

Here are a few that made our list of top benefits:

Access to coursework from anywhere at any time

You have the freedom to study and complete your coursework 24/7 from anywhere and at any time that suits your busy schedule. All you need is your laptop and a strong internet connection. Once you log in to the student learning portal (LMS), you’re at school. You can access content, upload assignments, contact your facilitator, and access your grades.

Combination of structure and freedom

Our Online Dental Assistant Diploma Program is built on a structured timeline including specific due dates for in-office assignments and final exams. However, within the program’s structure you have the freedom to choose the best times to learn that syncs with your unique schedule.

Effective time management

An online education provides a welcome environment for working adults who need to balance work and family with the new demands of going back to school. Right away, you save hours every week not having to commute back and forth to classes on a campus—and that’s just the beginning. Going back to school sharpens your time-management skills, because you have to be disciplined and find the time to study.

Education while working

Completing your education while working is a necessity for some and a benefit for all. In addition to providing an income, working in a dental office at the same time as learning new concepts provides our students with industry exposure and dental community mentor-ship.  

Expanded view

Risio’s Distance Delivery Diploma Program attracts students from across Canada, who bring different perspectives from diverse cultures. You will have opportunities to meet and collaborate with these classmates. Insights into other dental office cultures, attitudes, and problem-solving approaches can inform your own approaches to problems and opportunities.

Immediate feedback on tests

When you are enrolled in the Risio Institute Dental Assistant Distance Delivery Program, you don’t have to worry and wait for days for exam results. You take your exams online, and they are scored when you finish. 

Sharpened digital skills

While increasing your knowledge and skills as a dental assistant, you’ll also be honing your digital skills in the most sophisticated online learning environment. As you continue to learn and study in an online world, you’ll become confident and highly productive using interactive online tools such as online tests, drop boxes for assignments, presentation tools, e-mail communications to faculty, and video demonstrations by faculty.

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