Pros and cons of online learning

Pros and cons of online learning

Pros and cons of online learning

Ten years ago, the term online learning might not have had much appeal; just like iron horses in the early 19th century or airplanes in the early 20th century. The Internet was still underdeveloped in 1996 compared to what we have now. And conventional today may not have been acceptable to the general population in 1996.

But we are no longer living in 1996. We are now in an era where anything is possible and acceptable. Just like studying outside of school, in front of your computer in the very comfort of your home. This is called online learning.

The thought of getting into online learning can be uncomfortable for some. This is quite understandable, as it is not the usual way of learning, just like those people who tried the plane as a way of traveling for the first time. However, with the reputation online schools are gaining, the way students learn is being transformed in an “unconventional way.”

If you are one of those students considering this relatively new form of learning, here are the things you need to know – the pros and cons of online learning:


  • No wasted travel time

    Whether you live in the most remote city in the United States (provided you have an internet connection) or on top of the tallest building in your city, you can always make it in time to learn your lessons. Online learning eliminates the time you have to prepare to get dressed for school. It also eliminates the time you have to spend sitting in a taxi or waiting for a green light. With online learning, your home and classroom are the same.

  • It can serve domestic needs at any time

    For people who need to attend to important things around the home, online learning works best. For example: you have a baby to take care of or you have a few things to do at home. If before you had to find ways to cram all the items on your “to do list” into an entire day, now online learning will give you more time for other things as it eliminates the time you have to spend preparing for school.

  • No more classmates to mind

    When you get online training, the classroom is all yours. You don’t have to fight in your place, you don’t have to get along with a group, and you don’t have to be nice or rude to others.

  • cons

  • Online School Competence

    There are many online schools to choose from. The question is: would you be able to land a job after spending all your time and money in your chosen online school? One tip is: research the competency of several online schools and consider the credit they can provide once you enter the world of work.

  • Personal competence

    Can you learn on your own or do you need a blackboard and a talking professor to learn the lesson? There are some students who are better off studying on their own. There are those who are not. If you feel that you are capable of learning without the need for actual classroom discussion, you may consider online learning.

  • Cooperation in the field of environment

    Is your home suitable for studying? Can you concentrate with all the destruction you can get in your home? Many homes are not fit to become a school. It could be because there are kids around, or the neighborhood dogs are always barking, or your home just isn’t conducive to learning.

  • All of this just says one thing: homeschooling isn’t for everyone. Do more research and consideration before entering into a homeschooling program. If you think you are fit and could benefit more from homeschooling, then it’s all up to you.

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