What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying online?
Advantages studying online:
-study in your own time.
-no commute needed.
-study anywhere you want (home/coffee place/library/park).
Disadvantages studying online:
-no immediate interaction with professors/classmates.
-need to wait for a reply from your teacher for your questions.
-many distractions which can stray a student from focusing.
* Please note:
I have taken online courses before and I've enjoyed them very much except I missed getting to know my teachers and classmates on a personal level. What we've done in the past is to meet for a cup of coffee/latte whenever we had a special project that we needed to work as a group. This way, we got to know each other a little bit better. We've also exchanged e-mail addresses/phone #s and such. We kept in contact with each other all throughout the semester. Right now, I am taking a Hybrid (online/conventional) class which means we meet once every other week for class. At least, this way, I can meet my teacher and classmates on a more personal basis and still have the free time that I need to study in my own time. Hope this helps! God bless you in whatever you choose to do:-).
Advantages of Online Learning :-
Collaborative and exploratory learning environments.
Travel cost and time savings - Learning is delivered directly to the learner..
Vast, untapped market for training...
Access is controllable - You can direct and monitor who receives web training - when, how many times, and in what sequence.
Travel cost and time savings
Disadvantages of Online Learning :-
Time required for downloading applications..
Web-based training has high-fixed costs...
New technologies always require time, experience, and money in order to take full advantage of its capabilities.
Student assessment and feedback is limited..
I can answer from my own experience since I studied online for a distance learning program with the University of London for 6 years obtaining a MsC in Rural Development.
- You can obtain your certificate and increase your skills even while you are working
- You can earn your living while studying
- You save on the expenses you would have (rent, travel etc) if you went to study physically on a certain place.
- it is therefore less expensive
- You can choose your own time for studying and therefore you can organize yourself the way you want
- if material and course is done well, it can really benefit you
- It takes a lot of discipline and organization by your side (most of people forget this) in order to succeed.
- it is not as interactive as following lessons, meet the teacher, exchange ideas and meet students. Despite technology as improve this it is still not the same.
- it takes longer than attending physically the course.
I personally enjoyed the online studying.
by ekaiism 7 years ago
What are the advantages and disadvantages of expository teaching?
by globaltechsource 6 years ago
What do you think of getting a college degree with all classes using internet based 100% online learning?Going back to college for mid career professionals or pursuing a degree just right after high school needs a commitment of time, energy and resources. What are your thoughts on getting a degree...
by Tammy-M 9 years ago
Why is online/distance education on the rise? What makes it so appealing? How many of you have experienced online learning? Share info!!
by Michelle Liew 4 years ago
What are the advantages and disadvantages of skim reading?
by M K Paul 5 years ago
School/College Education system or the Online Learning -- which one is good for our students?What do you think?
by Kisha Pratima 9 months ago
What are the disadvantages and advantages of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines?How can extrajudicial killings enhance in the Philippines?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|