Internet or Traditional Classrooms
By Wayne Navolt
In today’s world, it is not out of the question that you could get a good education online. The determining factor is deciding if the pros outweigh the cons. I personally prefer an online education because it meets my personal needs.
The positive effect to this is the fact that you are getting the equivalent education that other students learning in a college classroom with the personally added benefit getting your education from the comfort of your home. This also happens to make it easier if you have a family or a job, you get to build your education around these very important things. If you have self-discipline and can organize your work load it has the potential to make tasks much faster. As well as with an online education your questions are never more than an email or phone call away. This can help immensely if there is something you may have forgotten to ask. The last addendum that is often overlooked is that an online education can be very interactive with the variety of discussion questions.
The reasons I would not prefer a traditional education is a simple fact it makes it that much harder to fit your job around mandatory classes. What if you have a family also the balancing act would be that much harder as well. Now you’re in an environment with people with different learning which has the potential to make things that much harder. When you consider you might find something interesting and try to incorporate it but only to find it might not work for you.
In conclusion I would like to add if you have social needs or material needs, It would be in my opinion morally responsible to receive an online education. Personally when I worked at Auto Club of Southern California several of my agent coworkers had online degrees. An online degree in my opinion cannot be looked at as a detriment.