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There’s no age limit to getting an education. At least that’s the moral lesson from the story of Joyce Lowenstein, an Atlanta woman that received her degree from the Georgia State University at the age of 93. Nowadays, seniors are thronging colleges for many reasons. For some, getting an education at an advanced age gives them a sense of accomplishment; others need to acquire new sets of skills they can use for financial reasons after retirement. Technological advancements have rendered several skills obsolete, and to remain invaluable in the job market, acquiring new skills is critical. Education also opens one to new ideas, and most seniors need this more than anyone else.


It may not be practical for all seniors to attend conventional classes. But thanks to technology, they don’t have to. Online classes allow many people seniors inclusive of taking a course and even graduating without setting foot to a physical classroom. Many students taking online classes confirm that they can concentrate more because they don’t get distracted with other activities that take place in a traditional classroom.

Juggling family, work and classes

Seniors can still spend quality time with their families’ even concentrate fully at work and still manage to set time for online classes. Online studying allows one to literally juggle multiple activities and still manage to be good at all of them.


Online classes are relatively cheaper compared to the traditional classroom. One will not incur outrageous transport costs like fuel cost or commuting costs. You can attend classes anywhere, while overseas, at the comfort of your home or even work. When you are juggling a couple of activities, you don’t need to worry about class documents because you’ll be corresponding with peers electronically. This makes documents’ organization and retrieval fast and easy.