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There are other advantages and disadvantages to receiving an education online, to be sure, however, the advantages vastly outweigh the disadvantages. The fact that higher education is available to so many people on terms much more flexible than historically offered makes online schooling perhaps the greatest leap forward for mankind since the invention of fire.
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Online education is potentially the greatest boon ever experienced by mankind. Students can get the same education as anyone else, theoretically. Finally, education, no matter what grade level or which scholastic discipline of school, is available to almost anyone with an internet connection and a laptop computer. The reality is that there is both good news and bad news. The good news is the hurdles to receiving an education are quickly vaporizing. As the cost of PC’s and laptops drops and their availability increases, access to education, which historically required a student’s presence at the institution of learning, is disappearing as a requirement to gaining knowledge. The costs of food, housing and transportation can be dropped from the budget for an education in many cases. The bad news is that not all courses and education can be conducted at a distance. You can’t learn a surgical procedure by pushing around a mouse and you can’t learn how to hit a high lob over the net by repeatedly keying the arrow keys (although you could do it on your Wii). The fact is, like many things in modern life, an online education has its proper place and conducive conditions which allow the online student the best opportunity for a quality learning experience.
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Online education is potentially the greatest boon ever experienced by mankind. Students in western China, Tanzania and Chile can get the same...
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