# Pros

1. You can learn any time you want

If you study remotely, you decide when and how much time during the semester is given to study. You do not risk missing the morning class and skipping important information, being a distance learning student. All lectures are saved in the form of text or record; they can be reviewed or re-read. Also, you may return to a difficult material before the exam.

2. You can learn at your own pace

Educating remotely, you do not have to worry about how fast (or how low) you can digest new information. You can always return to the study of more complex issues or use uk essay writing services (in case of emergency, of course), watch video lectures several times, read the correspondence with your teacher, and you can skip already known topics.

You can learn at your own pace
You can learn at your own pace
You can learn at your own pace

3. You can study anywhere you want

Students can learn, without leaving home or office, from anywhere in the world. To start learning, you need only to have a computer with Internet access. You don’t have to visit the educational institution daily. It is a definite plus for people with disabilities, for those living in hard-to-reach areas, serving sentences in places of deprivation of liberty, parents with small children.

4. In-service training

You can study remotely at several courses simultaneously, get another higher education. It is not necessary to ask for unpaid leave at the main workplace or go on business trips. There are educational organizations that organize corporate training (advanced training) for employees of firms and civil servants.

5. Online college is cheaper than offline

If you compare training in a specific profession on a commercial basis, internally and remotely, then the second will definitely be cheaper. The student does not have to pay for transport, accommodation, and talking about foreign universities, a student does not need to waste money on a visa.

# Cons

1. Strong motivation and discipline are necessary

Practically, all the teaching material the distant-student learns independently. This requires developed willpower, responsibility, and self-control. It is not possible for everyone to maintain the necessary pace of training without outside control.

2. Online education is not the best for the development of communication skills

During the distance learning, personal contact of students with teachers and with each other is either minimal or completely absent. Therefore, this form of training is not suitable for the development of communication skills, confidence, teamwork skills. Lack of live personal contact between the student and the teacher, who could create additional emotions, tell something interesting. It greatly impoverishes and narrows your communication.

3. A lack of practical knowledge

Training in specialties involving a large number of practical classes is difficult. If you try to learn them remotely. Even the most advanced simulators will not be able to replace future physicians or teachers of “live” practice.

A lack of practical knowledge
A lack of practical knowledge
A lack of practical knowledge

4. You need a computer and a stable internet connection.

If you have a low-speed Internet, it will be difficult to participate in online seminars and watch video lectures. In addition, a medium power computer is required for classes.

5. Not all professions are available.

Of course, it is totally possible to acquire the expertise of a web developer, English teacher, copywriter, marketing specialist, and many more, on a remote basis. However, multiple jobs are not available to study on the distance, including such fundamental field as healthcare or science. Therefore, Internet education is not suitable for those who dream of becoming a doctor, chemist and or nuclear-physicist scientists.



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Ruhani Rabin

Ruhani Rabin


Ruhani Rabin being a tech and product evangelist for almost 20 years. He was VP, CPO for various digital companies. Plays with Drones in his free time.