Luggage? Check. Boarding pass? Check. Laptop charger? Uh oh…
Finding yourself on a flight with not much to do is something we've all been through. Maybe you've forgotten your charger, or maybe you've already seen the movies available through the screen in front of you. Whatever the reason, you've found yourself stuck - potentially for hours - with little to occupy your brain.
Or have you?
Since 2016, Open2Study has been partnering with Virgin Airlines to deliver a range of online courses via the in-flight entertainment system, providing restless travellers with the opportunity to take learning on the go to a whole new level, and making charger dilemmas a thing of the past. The uptake has been impressive - with over 50,000 enrolments in the past year - so Virgin have decided to add an additional 4 courses for your viewing / studying pleasure.
As of August 2017, you'll be able to learn about everything from Astrology, to Anthropology, to Crime, to Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. And with crowd favourites like Nutrition and Psychology still available, there's no shortage of interesting subjects for you to tackle while you travel.
Condensing a 4 week course into 4 hours is the aim of the game, so you'll typically find yourself disembarking with a certificate of completion and a nice warm sense of achievement. However, if you're on board for a shorter amount of time you can simply log back in to wrap things up.
It's kind of amazing to think that now, instead of twiddling your thumbs and waiting for the next round of refreshments, you can make the most of your travel time and learn about something you might not have otherwise decided to study. And who knows where it could take you? O2S short courses have the potential to spark a passion for something much bigger—the sky is literally the limit!
So, the next time you decide to fly, why not let your brain do the browsing for something a little different? With your seatbelt firmly fastened, of course.
This post is by Open2Study's blog writer, Peta Brady.
Peta Brady is a freelance copywriter, editor, social media enthusiast, and general grammar pest. She loves writing scribbles and correcting errors, as well as changing her hair colour every five minutes and eating all the foods in Melbourne.