Benefits and Drawbacks  of Online Education
Online education is a type of distance learning---taking courses without attending a brick-and-mortar school or university. Instead, online students and teachers interact over the Internet.
Types of Online Learning
Online programs follow standards, but the academic expectations differ greatly
Online education can be as effective as in-class instruction
Students can study anywhere as long as there is access to an internet connection
Can work at own pace
Can accommodate different learning styles through different activities
Flexibility in class time
Lack of personal community and connection (bad for blended learning)
Focuses on memorization over learning core competencies
Underutilized talents and facilities
Too much downtime
Mobile can be an “issue” in itself
No way to ground social networking and web 2.0 tools
Overall, there are both positives and negatives to online education.
The student chooses
Good Experience
Not for everyone

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