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Pros and Cons to Attending an Online University

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There are many online universities out there, Gary Van Zinderen discusses the advantages and disadvantages to this type of education.

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Pros and Cons to Attending an Online University

  1. 1. ONLINE UNIVERSITY P R O S A N D C O N S T O A T T E N D I N G A N G A R Y V A N Z I N D E R E N
  2. 2. Online Universities For those that work full-time or have kids, going to a brick and mortar college can seem out of the realm of possibility, but these online schools offer a flexibility that they could more easily weave into their lives. The big question is, does this kind of education really live up to the hype?
  3. 3. ADVANTAGES FLEXIBILITY Being able to start up on a course and stop when something comes up in your life is an obvious advantage.With an online education, all you need is a working computer, wifi connection, and some free time when it’s convenient for you. Some programs let you work at your own pace and others require that you log in a certain set of hours every week in order to be considered present in the class.
  4. 4. ADVANTAGES VARIETY OF SUBJECTS Online colleges have a wide variety of disciplines for you to choose from, which can be hard to find from a traditional college. For many students that have a specialized interest, attending a college in that subject could mean traveling to a different city to learn it, but with online education, you can learn in your own home.
  5. 5. DISADVANTAGES LACK OF STRUCTURE Online colleges have a wide variety of disciplines for you to choose from, which can be hard to find from a traditional college. For many students that have a specialized interest, attending a college in that subject could mean traveling to a different city to learn it, but with online education, you can learn in your own home.
  6. 6. DISADVANTAGES LACK OF CONTACT WITH PROFESSOR Online colleges have a wide variety of disciplines for you to choose from, which can be hard to find from a traditional college. For many students that have a specialized interest, attending a college in that subject could mean traveling to a different city to learn it, but with online education, you can learn in your own home.
  7. 7. BEFORE MAKING THE LEAP TO ONLINE EDUCATION, YOU NEED TO CONSIDER ALL OF YOUR OPTIONS AND SPEAK WITH ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVES IN SEVERAL SCHOOLS. TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS OR HAVE HEARD OF A PROGRAM YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN. THERE MAY BE A COLLEGE YOU WEREN’T AWARE OF THAT OFFERS AN ADULT DEGREE PROGRAM.

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