Disadvantages of Online Degrees

Posted by writer on March 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm.

Online degree programs have come a long way during the past few years. Many working adults choose online degrees due to its flexibility and affordability. Indeed, there are plenty of advantages of an online degree. Nevertheless, with these benefits, there are also several disadvantages of an online degree.

One of the disadvantages of this kind of education is that you will be working on your own. Furthermore, it could be hard to spend time between work and family, thus an average person has little time to spend on online classes. There is a chance that with an online education, there is no one to check on your progress regularly. While you will be given guidance as you go along, but you alone is responsible for working your way through your course. Since you are free to work at your own pace, you may put off the work to later until you do not have time to finish your requirements. The more opportunities to put off the work if there are no time requirements. Therefore, a lack of motivation could be the downfall to an online education.

With an online education, there is not enough interaction since you are not inside a classroom and get a chance to hear discussions and questions from other students. Although this is not always an issue, it could be a determining factor whether online courses are the best option when you are looking for opportunities to gain knowledge and earn a degree.

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