Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101)
Prof: Michelle Worley
April 23, 2012
Online vs. Traditional
Over the past years the desire to obtain an online degree has increased. Although many adults want the flexibility in scheduled online courses has to offer, many technical problems arise with online classes as many middle aged parents or full time employees take a chance with online classes. They are prepared for the online problems that will arise such as software errors. Traditional classes require the use of a heavy and bulky textbook and the courses are not as flexible as online classes, you are offered e-books and are not required to keep attendance and commute between campuses.
Middle age students are more probable to prosper in online schooling than a traditional college student. Middle age students have greater responsibility and maturity. Traditional college students from ages 18 through 21 profit from a social atmosphere that a traditional college campus tends to offer. Many adults have families or full time jobs and regard college as an educational location and not a social life. For younger students, college means newborn liberty since they can live away from parents.
One key advantage of studying online is the flexibility of your schedule. Yes, online classes do offer flexibility to study to a degree but it does not mean that you can start taking your classes frivolously. An online education course is beneficial specifically for working students who are required to balance their schedule between working and studying and possibly even taking care of children. By online education programs, a student can use their time more efficiently to attend courses without depriving them of a job is, it is highly commended that the person committing to online courses have a great skill in time management and not have problems in procrastinating they must set priorities courses before having fun and partying.
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