Benefits of Online Learning

There are numerous benefits to learning in an online environment.

  • Convenient alternative to individuals who do not have the ability to regularly attend courses on campus; there are no time or geographical restrictions.
  • Course content is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
  • Allows everyone to participate in classroom discussions.  Students who may be shy in a face-to-face classroom are much more likely to participate in an online course environment.  This produces a greater diversity of opinion because everyone has a say; not just the most talkative.
  • Students are able to reflect and put their ideas into writing, which leads to well-articulated course discussions.
  • Participating in online courses can be much less intimidating for some students than in a face-to-face environment.
  • It is easier for some students to approach their instructors online.  Students are able to easily access their instructors through online discussions and email.

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