6 false myths about online courses

| June 2, 2019

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Online courses are not a "shortcut" for those who do not want to work hard. When choosing a quality training course, in fact, it is not necessary to have any training, but it is also necessary to have a strong motivation to finish it. This is a false myth. Every course in the world, for this reason, if we want to be sure that it is accredited, and therefore has a value within our curriculum, it is necessary to pay attention to the seriousness of the training and of the institution providing it.

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