Distance Learning Degree

Advantages and disadvantages of distance learning

DVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DISTANCE LEARNING

Advantages of distance learning

  • Online degree programs are designed for busy people who wants to upgrade themselves in their career
  • If you already have a degree, you can easily upgrade yourself through an online degree program, example from a bachelor degree to a master degree.
  • Learn on your own schedule
  • Learn online anywhere
  • Online classes are available 24/7
  • Online degree programs are generally cheaper
  • You can continue your education online and keep your job at the same time
  • If you have good time management, you can earn more than one degree at the same time offer from different online universities.

Disadvantages of distance learning

  • Lack of face-to-face interaction
  • Use of learning software may cause difficulty to students who are not so computer and internet savvy
  • Older generation employers may view online degree programs as “not real education” compared to attending an actual campus education.
  • Students need to be very self motivated and disciplined to succeed in an online learning environment. Most online degree programs do not have set class schedules, meaning it is up to students to fit classes into their daily life. Some students may lack the self-motivation and discipline to finish their coursework and are lazy to complete the class work.

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