Thursday, September 30, 2010

When you decide to enter college, you have two choices. You can either attend a college or university, or attend one online. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Once you learn what these are, you can weigh the two options and choose the one that is right for you.

Online Colleges and Universities

Flexibility and accessibility are the two primary advantages of an online degree program. You can choose schedules or log on to complete assignments, upload class projects or interact with your teacher when you need to. The format and schedule for online classes tends to be less rigid than on-campus class schedules, where teachers and students have to be present at the same place and time.

Attending college online also breaks down the geographic barriers because you do not have to move to attend the college or university you want to earn your degree from. This means you can live in one area and attend class clear across the country.

Campus Colleges and Universities

College and university campuses allow for face-to-face and social interaction that is different than online classes. Some education experts argue that part of attending college is the in-person interaction student’s gain from each other and their teachers. This is part of the socialization process as much as it is an educational one. In addition, colleges and universities offer activities, programs and club that extend beyond the classroom, which is something that online colleges and universities cannot offer students.

As far as cost is concerned, online learning institutions can be more cost effective. Foremost, because the programs tend to be shorter than on-campus programs, and secondly because many of the online colleges are universities do not have a physical campus, so overhead expenses are much less than those educational institutions running huge facilities and campuses.

When it comes your education, make an educated decision about what will work best for you.


analou said...

It was my dream sis to study in a university and take up engineering. Kaso lang may mga tao talagang ayaw makita kang successful kaya hihilahin ka pababa kahit na relatives pa kayo...Mahabang storya sis eh baka uumagahin ako nito...

Liz said...

Ako rin sis Chem Eng dapat sa UP. Hehe. Pero my mom and grandma objected my decision. Habang istorya din. Hope we can have plenty of time to share our colorful stories. Hihi. Pero happy na rin ako kasi computer major ko. Marami din talaga ako natutunan! :)

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