Why Conquer Online Education Over Traditional Learning?

Are you planning to go back to college? Then there is a chance that you may get to enjoy the benefits of owning a laptop or tablet. The laptops and tablets give the students a chance to study and prepare for the exam on their own or in personal terms. We know, what you are thinking of. Oh… Are you just giving it a thought again? It’s a good idea. Education is something you can earn during a lifetime. Right now, it is made even more easy by introducing the online education.

Online Education Over Traditional Learning

Earlier the use of the term online in the 1970s and 1980s was just like it was the beginning of video games in that era. In the 21st century, the Internet has played an important role in bolstering the online education concept. As we are in the 21st century, there is nothing that can be considered impossible. People today believe in multitasking due to the changing lifestyle. Nowadays, students have the option of studying at their workplace or home by utilizing either a tablet or laptop. This new trend of completing their education is called online schooling or learning.

Looking at the pacing generation, the students prefer completing their schooling by working side-by-side. The online education has come into limelight after the big recession in 2013 where youngsters planned to switch their careers for their betterment. The online education is a highly effective alternative education method compared to the traditional learning. This low cost and less time-consuming viable online degree has been made available since a decade. Are the “online bootcamps” or the online programs better in training the students? These online education programs have a number of students excelling in their fields and getting a better job offer. Hence, here rises a question “Is the bachelor’s degree we earned actually worth it?”

However, there are a number of pros and cons that still will confuse you to make a choice between traditional learning and e-learning. Here are the deviations:

Online education:

Pros:

  • Time saving
  • Cost effective
  • Flexibility and convenience during learning
  • Teaches more marketable skills and focuses on job seeking
  • More digital skill learning
  • Keeps the student updated
  • Owning a laptop, tablet, or iPad
    The use of technology in schools and colleges have boosted since 2000. The online colleges offer laptops and iPads to the students either free of cost or they charge them with a certain amount, which is added to their fees. Some colleges also offer students the laptops and iPads free of cost for the whole semester and these have to be later returned after completion of their graduation.

Here is the list of some of the online colleges that offer laptops and iPads for free to their students:

  • Everest University
  • Drexel University
  • Widener University
  • Colorado Technical University
  • Full Sail University
  • College America
  • Centenary College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Southern Nazarene University
  • Purdue University
  • John’s University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Azusa Pacific
  • Seton Hill University
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Long Island University
  • Regis College
  • Duke University Global Health Institute
  • Bethel University

Cons:

  • Limited exposure to college life
  • Limited career options when it comes to becoming doctors, lawyers, and so on
  • Lesser online degree recognition

Traditional education:

Pros:

  • More value for traditional degree among the corporate world
  • Better experience with life
  • Increases connectivity with people, especially job providers
  • High practical skills
  • Wide career options

Cons:

  • Highly expensive
  • Chance of unemployment
  • Slight skill learning limitation

There are number of factors that define both traditional learning and online education. Hence, it is for the student to analyze and make his or her choice of career. It is for an individual to decide whether to complete his or her education online, in a classroom, or both. In certain circumstances, online education may seem right but truly it is the student’s motivation to learn. The bottom line is that the student’s effort put in their learning is what will determine how beneficial the education will be for their future career. Do you agree with us?

Deepak

After working as digital marketing consultant for 4 years Deepak decided to leave and start his own Business. To know more about Deepak, find him on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn now.

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