Nowadays, distance-learning programs have gained popularity, but some people argue that online courses can never be as good as those taken at a college or university in person. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In this technological era, education is very important because, without any qualification, no industry can accept individuals. In today’s world, people are trying to get an education online or offline, and internet education has become famous because it’s more convenient; however, some individuals believe that online courses are not as good as what we learn from schools and universities. I agree with that statement, but I also think e-learning has some benefits. To prove this statement, in the next few paragraphs, I will give explanations.
To begin with, distance learning is gaining popularity because it is more convenient, and with this, many people living in a particular nation with a low education system can get a better education from another nation. Moreover, individuals who are working in industries can learn from home because they don’t have time to go to universities or schools, and in some natural situations, we can get an education from our homes. For instance, recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic in India, every school and university provided online classes so students didn’t have to stop their studies and could learn from their homes.
On the other hand, with offline learning, we can interact with other people physically. In addition, in schools and colleges, not only can we learn to communicate with others in a better way, but we can also participate in real-life competitions, which colleges and schools arrange, in which we can learn social value. Further, in offline studies, we get direct knowledge or advice from our teachers or professors because it is more reliable from person to person. For example, if a group of university students is doing a big project and needs some advice, they can directly ask their professor, and in person, they understand more than in online classes.
In conclusion, e-learning is important when we face situations like pandemics and when people have jobs and need further education, but we also can’t say online learning is better than offline because, at school and university, we can interact with more people. From my perspective, education is very important, whether it comes from online learning or offline learning.