Advantages and disadvantages of online education

Online education is obviously a pretty new concept. Online education makes it possible to access quality education from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet connection. Today, online education programs range from online college to high school.

Online education, like everything else these days has advantages and disadvantages that keep it a controversial topic of discussion. The most obvious advantages of online education is helping people who want to get higher education but can’t actually commute to classroom learning because working or other reasons. They enable students to learn at their own pace and place.

Although many people were very positive about their experience of learning online, some people identified several disadvantages. Several disadvantages of online education programs include lack of spontaneity, lack of visual cues, and slow discussion speed. Other disadvantages cited with respect to online education is that there is no opportunity for interaction with classmates.

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