Weighing the Pros and Cons of Online Learning

Online learning has a number of advantages over traditional brick and mortar schools, but there are several factors slowing its adoption. Let’s look at the pros and cons of online learning in general, as well as the options you have when it comes to online education. The Pros of Online Learning Many online courses provide a flexible schedule. If you miss a class, you may be able to make it up by viewing the recorded presentation. If you don’t understand the material, you can also review the lecture notes again. This isn’t an option with many in-person lectures. You may need to be online at specific times for an online course, such as an online MSHI degree, but online learning eliminates the need to travel to school. This makes online learning an excellent choice for those who don’t have a car, cannot travel for health reasons, or only have the time for the class but not travel time on top of it all. Online learning programs allow you to take courses that aren’t offered at nearby schools. Online learning programs are sometimes cheaper than the costs associated with brick-and-mortar school attendance.

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