What is continuing education, and why should one seek it?Continuing Education is the process of acquiring higher learning to advance ones career, job status, or college degree status.The busy life of the working adult, which likely includes balancing a family and a job, makes it difficult to attend daily classes requiring traditional lectures or lab hours. The courses in an online continuing education program allows the working student to keep their busy schedule together, and not have to worry about other schedules that may clash.Whether you need to finish your GED, or work towards acquiring your BA or Masters degree, continuing your education online from home makes perfect sense. In recent years, the number of colleges and universities offering online continuing education programs has exploded, making the availability of accredited and reputable continuing education programs quite plentiful. In some cases, students are able to design their own degree program. Mostly, it is the cost of the program that attracts many. With no housing costs/meal programs to worry about, online continuing education programs are much less costly than a traditional college curriculum.Continuing your education online means the door to continuing your education is only one internet connection away! This does away with the expenses of travel time and/or relocation on the part of the student and means continuing education classes can be attended wherever there is an internet connection. This can also be of benefit to those who are not comfortable in a classroom setting, those who require extra time due to language challenges or even those who require a faster pace than can be offered in a traditional daily curriculum.Many online continuing education programs having no set times for their courses. This allows the student the benefit of flexibility, attending classes in the hours available to them and completing assignments at their own pace. It is very helpful, for the adult who has not been in an educational program for some time, to be able to control the learning environment. Working when there is time, and where they are comfortable on the assignments they have time for, is a very attractive option for the student who is balancing a career as well as family life.For those searching for ways of continuing their education, but have time… money… or family commitments, you should strongly consider the online continuing education programs available.