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Jan 6, 2008
With more than one hundred and fifty colleges on the Internet willing to help individuals obtain some kind of college course, there are all sorts of advantages as well as disadvantages to this type of online learning. Although many people have in a sense or form don't different courses or programs on the Internet for online learning, some have had great success while others become frustrated and decide not to do any further online learning. This can be financially tough too, if they've paid for the online learning course or partially paid for it.

So, what are some of the advantages of online learning as to actually signing up at a college or vocational school somewhere? There are quite a few advantages really. You don't actually go to the school everyday at a set time and sit through a lot of classes. In most cases you can learn at your own pace, on your own schedule so you are able to work or do other things. You have the ability to work on your online learning anywhere you have Internet access, and at any time, such as during holidays or on weekends. And some people are even able to accomplish their online learning at a faster pace than if they were in a classroom everyday.

However, there are some disadvantages to online learning. Some people say they don't get the assistance they need, while still others think the online learning course they chose wasn't what they thought it was; that it wasn't described in enough detail when they signed up for the online learning course or program. Then, they either wound up not doing it and just paying for the online learning course, or doing it and not knowing all that much about it when they were finished.

Not having a teacher or instructor right there is you have a question or get stuck on something also prevents you from continuing on until you can get an email from your instructor or someone explaining your question. Then, after you finally understand it then you are able to continue on, therefore you might wind up taking longer with the online learning course than you had planned. You might have quite as many resources readily available to you for what you need as well, such as a library, or other materials needed to assist you in the online learning program or course you are doing.

In either situation there are advantages and disadvantages to online learning, to outcome initially is up to the individual and how dedicated or devoted to the online learning they choose, how much research they do on the college offering the courses, the time they have to complete the online learning, the resources they are able to have as well as other items combined.

Some people have no problem with going into a college classroom and learning to do something to which they can have a decent and established career while others simply do not have the time to sit in a class everyday but would like to learn a career by using online learning to assist them, and this is perfectly acceptable as well. It all depends on the person.
About the Author
Mario Churchill is a freelance author and has written over 200 articles on various subjects. For more info on online learning checkout his website.
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