Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Online Classes: It’s Worth It.

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Online Classes: It's Worth It.

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Online Classes: It’s Worth It.

Perhaps you’ve heard great things about online classes and are looking for unbiased advice. Or maybe you’ve heard all the horror stories about taking algebra 225 at 8 a.m. on Zoom!

Online education, like everything else, has advantages and disadvantages. So, let’s begin with the bad news.

Cons: It’s boring.

If you need to be in an environment where other people are doing what you’re doing (studying), then online classes may be extremely boring for you.

Con: Pain in the back (and eyes)

This is not a pun. You a significant amount of time in front of a computer. That means two things: pain in your lower back and a new glasses prescription.

Con: Technology

If you’re not very tech-savvy, you’ll face a steep learning curve at first. But, hey, if 70-year-old professors were able to (effectively?) transfer to fully remote classes during the pandemic, you can do anything.

Pro: Amazing flexibility

For those with a lot on their plates (family, friends, and work), online classes are the best option when it comes to academic and professional development, without sacrificing their careers.

Pro: Affordable

This depends on many factors, but in general, online colleges are more cost-effective than traditional universities.

Pro: Location

You can learn anywhere, as long as you have internet access. That pretty much tops it all.

If online education is for you, the disadvantages might not be a big deal. Consider all your options and choose what works best for you. Happy learning!

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