Online education is fairly new and no one knows what to expect, but that’s not slowing the explosive growth of this new trend. The traditional classroom experience is not the only option anymore, but what does this mean for students? One of the biggest concerns students taking online classes is not enough interaction with their professors and peers. While some people enjoy independent learning others benefit quite a lot from being in class and learning from others.
Although some are still hesitant to embrace online learning, a U.S. Department of Education survey,Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies (2010), found that students taught in well-constructed online courses learn as much as, or surpass, those taught in face-to-face instruction; they also interact just as much with their professors.
What are the benefits of online classes?
It provides people with open access and a flexible schedule that can help them overcome physical disabilities, transportation issues, and other challenges to earn a UConn degree that might otherwise not be possible.
Online education may exceed everyone’s expectations and train students for the real world and give them an edge in their careers.
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