Learning Without Leaving Home
Distance learning, or learning away from the classroom environment, is a great convenience for today’s busy woman who may be juggling home, kids, work, and more. Through the Internet, you can earn college credits, or even entire degrees, all without stepping foot on a college campus. Instead of attending lectures, you log on to your computer to get course information.
Online classes, however, aren’t for everyone. Without a teacher’s encouragement or fellow students with whom to share homework assignments, distance learners must stay motivated on their own. Additionally, it can be difficult to learn complex materials without the face-to-face interaction with your teachers and peers.
Other drawbacks could include more work (as online courses typically require a greater amount of reading and assignments than traditional classes) the potential for technological difficulties, the possibility of lack of accreditation, and low quality of the online class.