Online Versus Campus Schooling

United States
August 17, 2011 10:55am CST
I am currently enrolled in online classes. I am going for my Associates Degree in Business Administration. One of the topics we discussed several classes ago was What are the benefits of an online school and what are the benefits of going to a campus? For me it is easier to go to school online because of my children and my job. I sometimes wonder though if I am missing out on campus life. I chose to have my children young and love them with every fiber of my being. But I sometimes wonder if I have missed out on a lot. Online campuses offer some of the same benefits of campuses but I miss the human interaction at times. I would like to know some of your thoughts and opinions on this.
3 responses
• United States
19 Aug 11
Well, studying online is a great way of learning but in my opinion, you may find your education more effective when you actually experience it all on campus, the interaction on them is much more needed than what you may think.
@huilichan8 (1379)
• Singapore
19 Aug 11
Personally, I prefer to take classes in a physical school rather than online school. It's very different. I took my degree in a local uni but I took a certificate course online. There are pros and cons for both. Being quite an ill-disciplined person, taking classes with fixed schedules would suit me better. Online courses generally are more flexible and might thus be more suitable for a working adult. However, in my country, online courses are not recognised at this point in time and so it might be a waste of money if I am taking such courses to enhance my career prospects.
@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Aug 11
There are certainly benefits to both online courses and campus courses. The online courses do offer flexibility, and sometimes, it's nice to have the more traditional courses, which campus courses offer. I think that the thing is though that sometimes it also depends on your personality, preference, schedule, and such. I don't think that there is anything wrong with either. I have been able to do both, and I've enjoyed both.