Digital Entrepreneurs Ecademy
21 Apr 2017

Onsite Learning vs. Online Learning

Advancements in technology have taken us outside of the traditional classroom into our bedrooms, living rooms, coffee shops, and libraries. Millions are experiencing ease-of-access learning by simply logging-in and not leaving the comfort of their homes; but is this luxury the best thing for everyone?

Not long ago, many of us were paying additional fees to live on campus, gassing up our vehicles to take a long journey to and from school, spending long hours in lectures only to leave and clock-in to your scheduled shift. However, e-learning allowed us to skip the additional fees, reduce transportation costs while reducing emissions to help the environment, and have free time for studying and rest.

Although e-learning does bring ease of access there are some pros and cons to consider:

Onsite Learning


  • Social Interaction.
  • Immediate answers from instructions. No waiting on emails.
  • Structured schedules.


  • Long drives to and from class if not living on campus.
  • Extended hours in lectures.
  • Not as flexible for work schedules.
Online Learning


  • Ease of access. You don’t have to leave your home.
  • Save money living off-campus.
  • Learn at your pace.


  • Less social interaction.
  • May not be suitable for dependent learners.
  • Must be computer savvy/ literate.

E-learning is an excellent resource, however, making a checklist before embarking on this journey can help you decide if e-learning is truly the path for you. It may be that the traditional classroom gives you the one-on-one access you need as a dependent learner to guide you through your course. The choice is yours.

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