Friday, June 26, 2020

Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Courses

Ten Advantages of Online Courses 
Other than saving the planet, what are the advantages of an online course? 
1. Online courses are convenient.
2. Online courses offer flexibility. 
3. Online courses bring education right to your home.
4. Online courses offer more individual attention.
5. Online courses help you meet interesting people.
6. Online courses give you real world skills.
7. Online courses promote life-long learning.
8. Online courses have financial benefits.
9. Online courses teach you to be self-disciplined
10. Online courses connect you to the global village.

There are probably many more advantages to Internet-based courses, but I think you get the idea. The point is that we live in an ever-changing world that is ripe with new possibility. The ability to learn new information or a new skill whenever you want and wherever you want offers far greater opportunities for education than ever before. The scope and reach of education broadens to far greater horizons that perhaps ever imagined.

Ten Disadvantages of Online Courses
How could there possibly be any disadvantages of online courses? Read on.

1. Online courses require more time than on-campus classes.
2. Online courses make it easier to procrastinate.
3. Online courses require good time-management skills.
4. Online courses may create a sense of isolation. 
5. Online courses allow you to be more independent.
6. Online courses require you to be an active learner.
7. Online courses don't have an instructor hounding you to stay on task.
8. Online courses give you more freedom, perhaps, more than you can handle!
9. Online courses require that you find your own path to learning.
10. Online courses require you to be responsible for your own learning.