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:
- 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.
- 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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