What are the disadvantages of online education?
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What are the disadvantages of online education?

Monday January 5, 2009

What are the disadvantages of online education?
Everything in life has it good and its bad side. So do the online degree programs. Please do not regard the following paragraphs as an attempt to persuade you that the online degree programs are better or worse than the traditional ones. Our aim is to present you with the different interpretations of the differences between the online and campus degree programs, which were discussed in the previous lesson.
The disadvantages primarily deal with the fact that all the learning activities are conducted over the Net and therefore it lacks face-to-face communication and social interaction.  The online education tries to compensate it through chat rooms, message boards, e-mail, etc, but certain people do not feel comfortable if they do not have a 'real person' by their side.

There are no pretty girls and boys around you.

Also, online degree programs are found not suitable for those who would like to get more from the college than just studying. Many people feel that being at college has more to do with partying, pretty girls and boys and having fan and the online education surely lacks the 'campus atmosphere'.

On the other hand, students need to be self-disciplined and to plan their time well and fit the learning obligations into their daily schedules. Students are independent, and this often includes the work on their assignments, homework etc. and some may feel that they would need more guidance by the faculty.

Online degrees

Technology requirements for online degree programs are usually modest, but students should feel confident in using computers in order to take full advantage of their studying.
Every student has to satisfy technology requirements.

Finally, some employers still do not think high of online degrees . Actually, the real problem lies in the fact that there are many non-accredited online programs as well as many diploma mills which provide certificates without any knowledge. However, if you follow the recommendations from the first lesson (accredited, from recognized institution, leading to a recognized degree) you do not have to worry about this.


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