The growing trend of online education: Advantages & disadvantages of internet learning!

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Nowadays everything is getting online. From Shopping to Banking, the internet is playing an important role. Niche e-commerce stores such as Urban Ladder is now gaining huge momentum in India. Keeping up with the changing times, now finally online education is also grabbing eyeballs.

Online education is one of the methods of getting education nowadays. This method is becoming viral in every corner of the world. Online education is widely opted by millions of students from all around the world.

What do you mean by online education?

Online education is the way of education by which a student can learn by sitting at home with the help of computers and mobile. From last few years, it has become immensely popular in the younger generation.

All the lectures, notes and assignment are provided on study forums and mobile applications. This makes it easier for a student to learn multiple things, without physically attending classes. Online education is really helping people in learning languages, marketing, mathematics etc.

Advantages of online education

1. You can do more than one course at a time

There is no limit, you can learn whatever you want. You can opt any program of your dreams in traditional education. You can join courses that are not even available in your country.

2. Online education is cheaper than other traditional methods of educations

Online education doesn’t require a flourishing campus infrastructure and a lot of resources. This makes online education cheaper when compared with schools and colleges.

3. The best thing about online education is that you can learn in a relaxed and in a comfortable manner

All lectures and study material are provided on the internet. You don’t have to make notes. You can easily access them from anywhere.

Disadvantages of online education

1. Degree has no value if the online education platform is not accredited

An accreditation from a well-recognised institution is necessary. Many online education platforms are running without accreditation.

2. The second major disadvantage is no face to face interaction

You cannot feel the relation between student and teacher. No one will say a word if you do something wrong. You have to be self-dependent. Also you cannot enjoy with classmates because in online education you have no class room.

3. This method also requires high amount of reading skills and hard work

Online education also requires a lot amount of self-discipline and self-control.

Despite all this, online education is widely used in every part of the world.

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