Different learning styles
Some people learn best when they’re surrounded by other people. This is called social (interpersonal). You prefer to learn in groups or with other people. On the other hand, there are people who prefer to work alone and use self-study. This is called solitary (intrapersonal). So, taking online courses may for one student be an advantage and for the other one a disadvantage. It’s important to know what kind of learning style fits you best.
Are you a morning person or an evening person? What is the amount of time you are peaking at? This is not a question you get ask during school. At school, you have to follow the time schedule the teacher has planned for you. You can easily fill in your own schedule with online courses. If you are a hard working mother and decide to attend a course, besides your normal job, it may be difficult with your time management. By following online courses you can, to a great extent, decide at what time you want to study. On the other hand, you have the procrastinators. Taking online courses requires a lot of self-discipline. If learners have a lack of self-discipline, they won’t be motivated to finish their online course.
Learning whatever you want
This may also be with traditional classes but that involves, in most cases, traveling from home or even living in another city. Picking your dream course may be easier by following an online course. This is a nice way to start your dream course without traveling to another city.
There are advantages and disadvantages of both traditional education and taking online courses. It depends on your learning style and on the self-discipline learners have. A solution is blended learning. Blended learning has proven to have better results than students who were exclusively one or the other.
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What is an online course?
According to the dictionary, a course is a series of lectures or lessons about a particular subject, leading to an examination or qualification. The term became popular in the 1800s and comes originally from the Latin word cursus, which contains the idea of something that runs, or flows. Which is very related to how a course works: there’s a curriculum, or study plan you must follow in order to complete the training.
Now, a lot has changed since the 1800s. From private tutors with books to classrooms full of students, a course was usually given on a fixed setting and involved people listening to a lecture or reading about a subject in a book.
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