Due to the flexibility that comes along with pursing a degree online, many people have decided that this is the best option for them. But, let's face it, not everyone is built to go to work, sit in a classroom for hours, and then return home to tend to their family or try to maintain a social life.
Although online education seems like a great alternative to the normalcy of a college classroom setting, we must consider the pros and cons of this type of education.
- Convenience of working at one’s own pace
- Portable classrooms and the ability to take your class with you on the go
- Less expensive, no need to travel, and no added housing costs
- Ability to work autonomously, which of course is an introverts dream
- Excellent time management skills is needed to be successful and many fail due to the inability to effectively manage their time and meet the requirements of the course
- The workload may be more than that of a traditional academic setting
- Lack of motivation to complete assignments and meet deadlines can set you up for failure
- Added technology costs, which may include software, specific system requirements, and the constant availability of a computer
We at Sam's Word are rooting for you, we know you can do it!!! But, keep us in mind if the course work gets to be too hectic and you need a little help. If this happens, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you back on track with your online courses.