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Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of online education courses.

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Kutu hall Online Classes: Education for One Education for All ?I am a single mother at home, and I need an education,? ?I want a better education, but I just don?t have time.? This is what you hear when you watch commercials about online classes. People cry out for their desire to have a better education, but can never seem to achieve such a thing. Some people do not have the convenience of being able to go to classes on campus and getting everything they need done. The reason for this is because in today?s economy many people have to put their involvement with education on hold. Jobs become more important than schooling; but it seems sometimes we forget that if we did have that education we can have a better job leading to a better future. Granted taking online class and getting an online degree can hinder the hands-on experience and the social skills of a person, but for some it can be a better alternative. ...read more.

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This is a great thing for everyone to experience, but for some that is out of the picture. Time is something that we cannot spare which is why for some online classes and obtaining an online degree can accommodate to their schedule. There are many different kinds of people this could help: single mothers, hospitalized people, full time workers and many others. The convenience of the class can be helpful for many. For instance in my English 10-10 class you are only allowed six absences before you automatically fail; which means it would be best to not miss any days at all. For this reason, online classes are more convenient for those who would probably be missing a lot of days. As time goes on, we are becoming a more technology based world; we communicate by social networking, emails, instant messaging and texting. We do socialize with one another but not face to face as often as we would like to. So for the people who argue against online degrees fail to realize our world is being engulfed by technology. ...read more.

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did not have a hands on experience can be ten times better at what they do than someone that went and took the classes on campus. We cannot judge the work ethics of others by looking at if they took classes on the campus or online because if that was the case we would shun people for the college they went to. Education is education it does not matter how you slice it; 2+2 will always equal four no matter how you are taught to get that answer. If we question the quality of online learning we should also remember to question the quality of high school education or other colleges because every class and every school varies. Online learning is a great way to promote that the opportunity to have a better education at your fingertips. They are a way of showing that America is truly the place for a dreamer whether their dream is to be a star or to be a nurse practitioner; it requires them to take the first step and that is exactly what online degrees provide. ...read more.

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