In the last decade, there has been a great increase in the number and variety of online courses available to adults. This has been welcomed as a great opportunity by many students, however, other students see these courses as less effective than classroom teaching. What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying an online course?
Technology has spread in every nook and corner. There can be a surge in studying a variety of courses online by mature people. For many of them, it is a great chance; while for others, it does not fascinate them like regular teaching in a class. It has both merits and demerits. Though there is plenty of material available still it needs guidance, personal touch and to name but a few.
First off, studying online has been more lucrative for learners. Now, at any time just at one click on the computer, people get the desired information. Availability of plenty of material is the icing on the cake. For instance, it has been proved during lockdown when schools, universities were closed; however, technology was used extensively. Researchers, students, and all age groups relied completely on the online study. Besides, it saves both money and time for pupils. It takes a lot of money to purchase books and visit libraries frequently. Here, technology fulfills all their needs and makes them able to explore vast arrays of books, journals, etc.
On the other hand, studying online cannot give them a personal touch like motivation, appreciation, and tapping on the back, which really reinforces their performance in academic programs. In addition, Though it makes the students unable to imbibe the ethical values that pupils can learn in a controlled environment. Now and then, the information that is uploaded can be inconsistent. For example, the information that is printed in books is genuine and upgraded by the scholars, who had spent their years to find that one. So it is a blessing in disguise.
In conclusion, online learning has both pros and cons; albeit, it is beneficial in the current era as it gives knowledge about numerous subjects and simultaneously is unable to provide the essential life lessons that pupils can learn by attending regular classes.