Positives and Negatives of Online Learning

Positives and Negatives of Online Learning199x300Some people prefer traditional learning settings while others prefer the convenience of taking online courses at home. Whatever your preference may be at this time, it is a good idea to understand the positives and negatives of each setting:

Positives

  • Convenient
  • Flexible
  • Affordable
  • Easily accessible
  • No travel expense

Negatives

  • Less interaction with educator and classmates
  • Fewer networking opportunities
  • Lack of reputation
  • Lack of campus experience

Positives and Negatives of Campus Learning

Positives and Negatives of Campus Learning

Positives

  • Face to face learning with educators
  • Group activities teach you to work with others
  • Networking opportunities
  • College campuses attract top professors
  • Supportive environment
  • Cultural diversity
  • More resources available to students
  • Direct assistance

Negatives

  • Distracting setting
  • Commuting to class
  • Inconvenient schedules
  • Extra costs if living on campus

College Presidents Approve:

Lesson to be Learnt is System Has FailedPositives and Negatives of Campus Learning2

According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, 51% of 1,055 college presidents surveyed said online courses match the value of traditional in class courses.
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2011/08/28/the-digital-revolution-and-higher-education/



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