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Online School vs. Traditional School

Tanica Tonnie
ENG 121
August 23, 2009

Today as adults, our lives consist of so many demands, from working a full 9 to 5, to maintaining a happy home, with your significant other and children. With so much going on our world, who has time to think about going back to school, if you have no done so already? And with that being said, should you decide to go back traditionally or with technology growing as fast in today’s society is it best to get your education online?

There has been much debate about whether or not you should go back to school traditionally, or if going back to school online is just as good and effective. One of the main pros of going back to school online vs. traditionally is that students can learn on their own personal level and time. With today’s demands, going to work, having children, catering to family and your friend’s needs, going to school online at your own discretion, can give you that convince. Another great thing about going to school online is that it eliminate the need for paper, no paper means no heavy books, and no more hand writing.

A big convenience for most people is that going to school online, is not having to partake in the social aspect of college. If you’re an older adult, sitting in class with a bunch of young adults can get very annoying. This also ties in with the fact most online school accepts just about anyone with a high school diploma rather than traditionally you have to be accepted.

Just like there are conveniences of going to school online rather than traditionally, there are the cons of this as well. The biggest cons of going to school online, is that you do not have that face to face interaction with your peers or teachers. The lack of social relations can be damaging to some. Even though most people think you more freedom online rather than a traditional environment is not always true. If you have children, outside family issues,...