Self-Paced Learning and Its Benefits

What would you prefer-learning at your own pace or a pace set by someone else for you? Well, we probably guessed right. Self-paced learning is thriving among students and learners. It is a method of learning by teaching yourself.

Self-paced learning is one of the learning methods where the learner has control or holds the freedom over the duration and amount of material they are required to learn effectively. This method is distinctive from other learning methods because the learner is teaching himself in a manner they think is good and productive.

Under self-pacing learning, learners usually do not follow a set schedule; rather, the method is about flexibility. The learner does not have to be available when the instructor is online (if there’s one). The course material is available when it starts, and the learner can go through it at their own pace. Given below are some benefits of self-paced learning-

·   Learners initiate their learning themselves-what they want to learn, when, and where. This could even happen while travelling on a bus or train.

·   The great advantage of self-paced learning is that busy people do not have to sacrifice their other responsibilities because there is no scheduling involved in this method. Whatever time suits you, start with your learning.

·   This method has proved to strengthen memory performance and knowledge retention. As there’s no time pressure, memory performance gradually improves.