Benefits Of Online Education Is Better Than Traditional Education

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Minghan Li Ms. Carmen Politics and International Relations 4B December 16, 2017 Is Online Education More Advantageous Than Traditional Education? As internet technologies advances, online courses rapidly grew in popularity. According a study of the Babson Survey Research Group, in 2014, there were more than 5.8 million students that are taking at least one online course in the US alone, which is approximately 28.4 percent of all enrolled students in the US (“Online Report Card: Tracking Online Education in the United States”). Although it is still in a quite early stage of development, online courses is said to offer the same, if not superior, education as on-campus courses. But is that really so? This essay will explore the controversial topic of whether online education is better than traditional education. Online education currently has many advantages, and these are very attractive to most students. One of the most important factor to why so many students in the world is taking online courses is because of its flexibility. It is apparent that student can listen to the lectures or use the course materials anytime and anywhere, as long as they have internet connection. They can listen to the course and do exercises at their own pace. For example, one online student indicates that the online course’s unconventional schedule helps her juggling work, school as well as family commitments (“Assessing the Flexibility of Online Learning). In addition, a very compelling reason for
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