Online, On-Site or Both?
Many adult students find the flexible schedule and lack of commute to a campus are the main advantages of online education, but it's not for every student. Some prefer and need the face-to-face interaction and communication with the instructor found in traditional classroom settings.
If you're the type of student who needs an instructor in your face to keep you engaged or you work best in a group setting, you should probably stick with a formal classroom setting. Online you won't have anyone in front of you reminding you about coursework and deadlines. Not only does online learning demand you stay on top of your assignments and keep yourself motivated, you'll need to communicate your concerns as they arise, and not rely on classmates to do so.
Keep in mind, however, that it's not always an "either or" choice. Many students take a blend of online and on-site courses. You can decide to do this a number of ways. First, you might consider which subjects you're most comfortable with and elect to take courses in those fields online, reserving your face-to-face learning for those subjects you feel you need a little extra help in. Second, you might consider taking on-site courses where they are available near you and take online courses where your local campus doesn't offer the course you want.
Finally, just because online learning is convenient doesn't mean the workload is any easier. In fact, most online programs require the same amount of dedication, if not more, as traditional on-site programs.
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