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Learning While You’re On the Open Road: It Is Possible!

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Mar 24, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

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Learning While You’re On the Open Road: It Is Possible!

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Having a full time traveling job can be really fun and exciting. However, if you're someone who has always wanted to continue your education, you may think it is impossible to do while traveling. But that's where you're wrong. 

There are many degree programs, such as fnp online programs, that are offered completely or partially online that can accommodate a traveler's lifestyle. Thanks to technology, you no longer have to sacrifice your current job to start furthering your education. While it is possible to complete an online course while traveling, there are some necessary items that you will need before you begin. These three things will ensure your success and minimize the possibility of missing an assignment, lecture or important details from your class. 

A computer

It is no secret that, in order to participate in an online degree program, you need access to a computer. While desktops are great at maintaining an internet connection and are great if you are staying in one place consistently, laptops are generally easier to travel with. Having a laptop allows you to save all of your school materials in one place, making it easier and access it and your course wherever you go. 

Investing in a laptop with good battery capacity and efficient storage is vital to your success as an online student. The type of laptop must be able to handle any software downloads that your school requires and must be able to connect to the internet fast. The last thing you want is a laptop that is slow, always rebooting, or not able to handle complex software. In addition, it is vital that you understand how to use your laptop before starting the course. So, if you are not well-versed on how to use a computer, consider asking a friend or store assistant to help you understand the basics. Many stores have discounts and various deals on laptops for students. 

Internet Access

The next most important thing to have is internet access. All online degree programs will require that you have consistent internet access. Professors will often have lectures, assignments, projects, and exams all posted online. If you are unable to access these online materials, then you will risk failing the course. There are many ways to ensure internet access wherever you go. 

First, you can buy a WiFi package for your home. However, if you will often be traveling, another option would be to pay for a hot spot package with your phone company. Most phone companies offer some sort of hot spot package. A hot spot works by using your mobile phone to create WiFi. You will pay for a certain amount of gigabytes per month and can use that anywhere you travel as long as you have cellular reception. This can be useful if you are driving or at a hotel with no WiFi. Fortunately, most hotels/AirBnB's, coffee shops, and libraries also have free WiFi for public use. 

The last option for getting WiFi on the go would be to get WiFi for your car. Many phone and internet companies offer plans where you get unlimited WiFi access in your car. So, if you are frequently in the car but not the one driving you can use this and do all of your work while driving. 

Motivation

Last but not least, the next important thing to have is motivation. Often times, online courses expect you to work at your own pace. This means that you will not have a teacher holding you accountable face to face. You will not have a specific time to watch the lectures. So in order to excel in an online program, you have to have enough motivation and determination to get your work done in a timely manner. 

Just like managing a business while traveling, getting the most out of an online degree program requires you to create a plan and use resources that work for you. 

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