Traditional vs. Online Education

Topics: Academic degree, Education, History of education, Cost, Higher education, Learning / Pages: 4 (963 words) / Published: Feb 13th, 2012
Traditional vs. Online Education

DeRhonda Foster

COM/155 University Composition and Communication I

01/15/2012
Dr. Lisa Dunick

Traditional vs. Online Education

Are you thinking about returning to school for a degree? Today, there

are more options available for those choosing to further their education

past high school than there was when I was a teenager. For many years,

traditional education has been the choice of most students going to

school, but now that online education is available, students are

beginning to take that route. There are still a few doubts about the

acceptance of online degrees, but whether traditional or online

education, they can both be beneficial and rewarding, depending on the

time you have, the amount of money you want to spend, and your own

learning abilities.

Traditional vs. Online Education

Traditional Education
Traditional education is going to classes in a classroom setting with other students and an

instructor on hand for face-to-face interaction. Students have to attend those classes in a

designated place, at specific dates and times. They may have to attend lectures and go to

laboratories. While traditional education provides you with a more hands on experience, it could

take up a lot of time. If you are trying to juggle work, school, and a family, you may not have the

time to attend classes where you have to be there at a certain time. Plus, traditional education is

typically more expensive. Not only do you have to pay for tuition, there is also travel cost.

Whether it be the cost of gas, wear and tear on your car, or airfare if you go to an out of state

college, it can get quite costly. There is also the cost of books and



References: Online Education Site Quality Comaprison of Online vs. Traditional Education –Ehow.com (n.d) Education Online.net, 2009 Traditonal vs Online Education-Ehow.com (August 3, 2011)

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