Everyone learns in different ways. Having more than one choice in how to learn is beneficial to each individual. Online learning and classroom learning are both great ways to receive a college education. Online learning and classroom learning differ in many ways, but the concept of the two is the same. The goal is for the student to learn and apply the information given. Some ways are teaching methods, pace, and interaction with teacher.
Teaching methods are different. The students are more independent in one more than the other. In online classes, the students are left to do their work on their own time. In the classroom, work is assigned to be done in class or on a specified date. More or less, the students in the classroom are guided by their instructor more than in the online setting. Online students are responsible for reading all material and information listed for that week’s assignment. The student gets reading assignments as well as other information just as the online students do. The difference is that the assignment may be read in class or the due date may be moved opposed to the student having to read the material on their own. This also allows the student to ask questions about the assignment if they had any problems understanding it. In the online setting, the students aren’t given lectures. They are usually given power point presentations as well as some brief notes.
The pace of online learning and classroom learning are different. The pace of the class affects much information the student receives throughout the course. Classroom learning often take a slower pace rather than online classes only because online classes have more assignments compared to a traditional class setting. In classroom settings, the students have the luxury to receive the assignment, have time for the teacher to thoroughly discuss the assignment, and have additional time to complete the assignment.
The interaction between the student and teacher also plays an important...