Question: Why take an online course?
Answer: Online learning offers many advantages at the same time researchers have concluded there is no significant difference when it comes to the quality of the learning experience when online courses are compared to traditional face-to-face courses — see the “No Significant Difference Phenomenon” by Thomas L. Russell companion web site.
Looking specifically at the advantages of online learning:
- Online learning provides students with more scheduling flexibility when the learning activities are asynchronous;
- Students save time by not commuting to and from campus classes;
- By eliminating the time and place constraints of typical face-to-face courses, online course-related materials can be more customized and expansive; and
- Student-centered learning typically translates into greater student interactivity and engagement.
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