Online Vs Traditional Classroom

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Online and traditional classrooms are a pretty tricky business, many factors go into the decision-making process of choosing which of these is best for you as a student. As there is anything in the world, there are pros and cons to each one of these. There aren’t any more cons or pros to the other I don’t believe, it’s just a very personal preference and what is best for you and your situation. I personally am not a fan of online classes, for the only reason that you have to be personally motivated to do them and I am not. I have to be pushed by the people around me to do what I’m supposed to. With that being said, it could be completely opposite for someone else, and that’s okay. There are many aspects that are similar and different in …show more content…
Being independently motivated is such an important part of being able to maintain these classes. This is not something I can personally do, I know from past experiences. It is especially hard when questions need to be asked and when you have to wait a day-plus for an answer, it can get annoying and inconvenient. However, online courses can be helpful when flexibility is needed. Often times people with family lives or work can’t always make it to the traditional classroom for an hour or more. Many times, these people have jobs because they are either providing for themselves or their family, which means the job trumps class every time. With the help of online teaching and course work, this changes the game for those busy moms trying to go back to school, or the struggling teenager who has gotten kicked out of their house at the age of 18 and has to provide food and shelter for themselves. These classes are designed to be helpful, which leads me into pacing your work. Another aspect about online classes is that you absolutely have to pace yourself and set goals for the work to be finished, whether they be small goals like homework once a day or to make sure and prepare for that bug test that has to be taken at the college at the end of the week. Also, lack of participation with the instructors and especially other students can be a drawback. Some people NEED that socializing, but not …show more content…
One similarity is the assignments, they might not fall at the exact same time as the other does but undoubtedly, they are the same. This means that either way, the student is getting the same material from either environment and that is reassuring for some people who want to attend traditional classrooms, but can’t. They tend to feel like they are getting the short end of the stick, like they are missing something, but in fact, they are not. In addition, both types of classrooms will inevitably need textbooks. Even though the internet will be available for any class you could want, textbooks are helpful to have for things such as open book tests, or even working problems in a math class. Most instructors require students either buy or rent one. Either way, the assessments, objectives, and goals are the same for both of these classrooms. Assessments of your progress will be taken quarterly more than likely, and they will give you objectives to complete as the course goes on and gets harder. Which means the student will need to set goals for him/herself in order to do well, no matter which one it is. It should be a [priority to have goals, even if they’re just small ones at first, work your way up and there will be a big one at the

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