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Compare and Contrast: Online Learning Vs. Traditional Classroom Learning

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´╗┐Compare and Contrast: Online Learning Vs. Traditional Classroom Learning ________________ Compare and Contrast: Online Learning Vs. Traditional Classroom Learning Misha Whittington Everest University Online Students are finding it much easier to maintain a job, a family, and pursue a college career at the same time. This has been made possible with the option of online classes. While some students find it easier to continue education with online classes, others still prefer to learn in a traditional classroom. Many debates arise between online learning vs. classroom learning such as time, communication, and availability of course materials. Time is one of the main issues that many people face when deciding to go to college. Trying to find time to make money, spend time with your family, and take classes to do something better with one?s life for them and their family can be quite stressful. Someone who does not work may not have an issue with time and fitting classes into their schedules; but if they have a full time job to work around, online classes may be the best option. With the option of online classes, they can make their own schedule and do their courses on their own time. Perhaps on their lunch break from work, while their family is sound asleep at night or on the weekends if they have a Monday-Friday work schedule. ...read more.


?Online learning can be more convenient, effective and rewarding than traditional classes, but convenience doesn't mean it's easier," says Gwen Hillesheim, interim chief academic officer and provost of Colorado Technical University, a leading provider of education for career-motivated students. "Successful online students need to be proactive in their studies and take responsibility for their own learning. It takes self-discipline and time management to do your best. But when the student is engaged, the learning can be significant and the experience fulfilling." ARA, (2010, November 3, Creston News Advertiser). Online students must comply with the University participation requirements in order to succeed. Self-discipline is required as it is solely up to the student to log in each day and participate in class. Unlike traditional classrooms where the schedule is set and students are reminded by staff daily to participate; the University notifies online students that do not make the required participation requirements after they have failed to do so. Most individuals that opt to attend school online are returning to school to complete a college degree. Usually this option is chosen due to work schedule as well as time with the family. Online education is not for everyone as it takes great discipline and maturity in order to be a successful online student. ...read more.


Essays and other assignments can be submitted by hard copy, which eliminates the concern of computer complications or the non-compatibility of software with the University. Online education has been debated throughout the years of its brief existence however most will agree that it is much more challenging than traditional education. Attending school is challenging whether in a traditional classroom setting or attending school online as responsibility is the main factor. However, as an online student it is imperative to be organized, responsible, and maintain strict discipline in order to be a successful online student. These factors make attending school online much more difficult as it is magnified much more. In conclusion, online school may not be for everyone, but there is a growing population of individuals that need online school as an option to further their education. There are challenges in addition to benefits to online school, but the benefits far outweigh the challenges. At the rate that the online education realm seems to be growing, I predict exponential growth within the next 10 years. Online school continues to improve the types of platforms that the information is delivered on and the way students learn. Who knows, maybe one day online education will be the primary way that people earn their undergraduate and master?s degrees. Either way it goes, it doesn?t seem that the quality and acceptance of online education is going anywhere but up. ...read more.

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