Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Online College Student - Lazy?

Most colleges and universities provide their students with opportunities to take courses online. Unfortunately, online classes still suffer a bad reputation due to many myths that simply don't hold water.

The following Info graphic takes a hard look at online education...


Via: GetARealDegree.Com

4 comments:

Grad Girl said...

I can see the validity of online courses, especially for those who are already working full time or for one reason or another have difficulty getting to a campus. However, I also think there are innumerable benefits to face to face interaction, both at a secondary and collegiate level.

Being able to ask professors questions, or build from their enthusiasm (or the questions other students pose) is huge. As someone who has taken online classes and classes in person, I will admit that I spent more time on my online class, but I didn't work as hard and I didn't retain as much.

Scott Manning said...

From a guy wrapping up his online bachelor’s degree while working a fulltime job, I can attest that had I been lazy over the past four years, I would not have finished the degree. Many, many long nights and weekends.

Bradley Stacks said...
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James said...

Love the infographic! I think there's both advantages and disadvantages to learning online, however its becoming both cheaper and more flexible than traditional education. I personally prefer learning online as I travel a lot.