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What are the pros and cons of online classes?

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monique06 | Valedictorian

Posted June 21, 2012 at 2:10 AM via web

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What are the pros and cons of online classes?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM (Answer #1)

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The major pro of online classes is that they are available to people at odd times and places.  This makes them ideal, for example, for people who need to work full time and can only take classes at night.  It also makes them ideal for people who live far from a college or have limiting disabilities and cannot get to regular classes.

The major con of such classes is that it is often harder for many students to grasp the content of the classes.  This is particularly true for those who do not learn best through reading.  In many online classes, content can only be imparted to students in writing.  This makes it very hard for those who would be better off hearing a teacher actually speak to them. 

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