With the invention of Internet, there are many things that are now possible to do or made easier. Education is one of those things. Now students can take classes and not go to an actual campus. This is great news for those who are having difficulties completing a formal education. Let’s take a look at both the pros and cons of online educations versus real campus educations to find a choice that suits each person.
Pros of Online Educational Programs
The main advantage of online courses is the flexibility in when you work on your class. You are able to work around your schedule. There may be times you have to be online for interaction, but most of the work is done when it is convenient for you. You can interact with your instructor by email.
Also with online classes you are encouraged to be more interactive with other students. If you are behind a computer you will feel free to state your questions, fears or ideas, including those students who may not say anything in a normal classroom. Also, the cost is very close as you do not pay for boarding, food and commuting fees.
Cons of Online Educational Programs
The biggest disadvantage is the self discipline it takes to take a class online. Many people are taking classes online because they have many other commitments and this allows them to do that. They may find it harder to complete the needed and required course work.
Pros of Campus Education
A big advantage with this type of learning is the interaction with guest lecturers, professors and other students in the class. This provides intellect they may not otherwise receive and help improve their communication skills. They also have access to more academic materials that will help them in their education and future. It also helps build a sense of belonging.
There are some degrees that need the practical experience of a class room like medicine, engineering and health-care.
Cons of Campus Education
The only disadvantage is that your have a fixed time and number of sessions that have to be attended to receive your degree. If you have a career or other life situations going on it will make it difficult to do this.
Decide what is Best for You
Both learning options are great and have their down falls, it is up to you to decide what is best for you and will meet your needs.