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The Good and Bad of Online Schooling

Apr 13th 2014 at 11:30 PM

Online education can lead to new paths of growth and development. However this not necessarily is true for everyone. Before you enroll for online education degree program, you should be aware of all the pros and cons of online schooling.


One of the biggest reason behind people opts for online schooling is its flexibility. Classes are scheduled according to your requirements. In most cases, you can simply log onto your computer whenever you have time to study. You can even go to some other town and still attend the lectures since you can still log in from anywhere where you have a computer and internet. Only thing that you would need in this mode of education is a computer and an internet connection. And you are ready to attend your lectures.


Students can study and learn at their own pace. In case of online education, if you are a fast learner you can fast track your studies. And in case if you are weak on some area, you can work on it unless you have completely understood it. In this way you are a master of your own and noone dictates you on your studies.


Online education also offers more courses in more disciplines as compared to traditional degree programs. There might be moments when your traditional college might not offer the courses that you want to study. If they do not offer the course you want to, you would have to either travel to some other school or would have to settle for the same course that your college is offering.


Financial reasons are also another reason behind people choosing online education. Tuition fess often tend to be a little less than that of traditional schools since online school tuition fees also include the textbooks. So you don’t have to spend separately for the textbooks. Also since you don’t have to travel to anywhere, you are also saved from the cost of commuting. You don’t have to worry about getting to your campus on time.


However like any other thing in this world online education also has a few disadvantages. One of these disadvantages is the use of technology. Many people might not be comfortable with the use of computers or technology or might not have the access to the right equipment. A person might have a computer but might not have an internet connection. These are a few issues that some individuals might face.

You also need management skills in online schooling method. You need to manage yourself. While the studies are self paced you still need to complete the given work within a set date. Students would have to work accordingly to this dead line. So you need to plan about how you would complete your studies at the right time.


Another negative is that not every employer might accept an online college degree. There are cases where employers have refused to accept such degrees. If you are already employed somewhere then it is better to check with your company management in advance that what is their policy on such degrees.

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