Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Classes

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Thinking about enrolling in online classes?

 

If you are having second thoughts on whether to go for a traditional class or have yourself enrolled in online classes, then it’s better to weigh all pros and cons before putting your education at risk. Although many of us have gone to school the traditional way attending classes, many people nowadays are already into the modernized way of learning. So if you’re putting the second one into consideration, then it’s better to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of online classes.

 

 

Advantages of Online Classes:

 

  • Online classes are suitable for individuals who are shy when socializing with other people while learning.
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  • Aside from time, you can also save some money for not having to commute to school every day.
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  • You are not limited with your choices. It doesn’t matter where you stay, you still get the same quality of education with others.
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  • Schedules are more flexible; plus you still get the chance to customize your own course load. In other words, classes are available anytime, and you can have it your own way when you want.
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  • Aside from learning, you also get the chance to earn. While having online classes, you can maintain a part-time job.
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  • Great for families and individuals who are forced to move frequently, such as military families


 

 

Disadvantages of Online Classes:

 

  • For those individuals who learn more while being able to socialize with other people, then online classes may not be suitable for them, and they may prefer the regular way of attending lectures.
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  • Dishonesty is also possible depending on the method of teaching and how the online course is being delivered. Without having an instructor in front, cheating likely happens online.
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  • You should embrace the idea of working independently. Though you may get the chance to interact with other students online and with your instructor of course, you still have to schedule your classes properly and deal with it on your own in order to get every class done.
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  • You also need to have technical skills, which may be new to you, to have yourself enrolled online. You need to have computer skills to keep track with the discussion and avoid downtime.
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  • You don’t get the chance to interact personally with other people, especially with your own instructor, which is actually common in a traditional class setting. Getting the instruction with the use of any medium is still not the same as receiving it firsthand.
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Before engaging in the new method of learning, it is better for you to be familiar first with the advantages and disadvantages of online classes; such as if you go online, your time will be more flexible. However, if there’s an advantage, there will always be a disadvantage. You don’t get the chance to mingle and network with other people. If you’re the type of person who likes getting along with others, then there’s a possibility that you may find online classes to be boring. But still, the choice is yours. 

 

Academicinvest.com would like to thank Steve Armstrong for contributing this article as a guest author.

 

Author Bio: Steve Armstrong is employed part-time at solidessay.com, a college essay writing service with thousands of loyal customers world-wide. Besides SolidEssay.com he also writes for other well-known academic writing services, student journals and magazines.

 

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