What is an online education you might ask? Well online education came about because some ingenious person invented the internet. Well maybe it was not one person but more like a group. Whatever it is, the internet was such a great invention that many people from all walks of life has benefited from it. Education is one area which the internet has benefited. For example, one can just type a search query online and they can get much much more information than they ever need. Of course this is not really education but the presence of such online encyclopedias have done away with the need for physical encyclopedias, which cannot be updated as fast as the online ones.Anyways, today my article as actually about online based learning. Online based learning or online education is similar in nature and involves a person taking lessons online. This can be in the form of video conferencing where the teacher is shot teaching and the video feed transmitted to a student who is not based at the campus. While this is done real time, the video can also be saved and be downloaded by the students later. There are other ways learning can be done online. For example, students can do their tutorials and submit their homework to teachers online too. All of this makes online long distance learning flexible and easier for students. They can even be working part time and studying part time too. This is what makes an online education attractive to people who are already working.Most of the time when we are busy working, maybe to achieve something in our career, just to make ends meet or perhaps you want to make a success out of yourself, we may forget to further our education. It is important that we learn new things in our lives and not stay stagnant. There are some people who always like to learn new things and hence if they keep on doing the same things in their job or careers, they get bored quickly and also want to change to a new environment. So a good way to get around this would be to be absorbed in something new which is able to attract your attention. Taking up an external long distance degree is a good way to improve yourself and also to learn new things. Best is if you take up something related to your job it may give a leg up to your career.