Learning has always maintained as a vital activity in each person’s life. The purposes of learning are varied among people, and basing on the aim ofstudying, people can choose from a number of methods to increase the efficiency. The purpose of this essay is to contrast the differences between online learning and traditional class learning. The three main differences are flexibility, environment and effectiveness.
The most notable difference between online learning and traditional learning is the flexibility in time and in place. With online learning, all you need is your computer, in connection with the Internet and a registered online course, then you are free to learn anytime you want, anywhere you feel comfortable with studying. Learning in traditional class, on the contrary, depends on the rules and regulations of class that one must follow. Beginning time, finishing time and location of class are already fixed. What you do is to find class that fits your schedule together with its whereaboutswhich is most convenient to attend.
Comparing both types of learning we notice another difference. There is environmental factor that affects both of them. Online learning means you only study by yourself or in pair, there is no face-to-face conversation with teachers, no group discussion with fellow friends and therefore, you need to be in self-discipline and high spirit to make the best out of online course. Nonetheless, if you are the kind of person inspired by the energetic atmosphere of class and you are more productive working in a group of people, traditional class is right for your choice. In class you also have teachers to assist, to talk directly when in doubt of any knowledge.
Yet another difference between two types of learning is the effectiveness. The environment of class learning is much more ardent than learning with computer. The benefit of learning via the Internet is that you will be more focused, learning process will be speeded up and as a result, you can do more tasks and homework. On the other hand, one beneficial factor learning in class brings about is you can listen to everyone’s ideas, have a broader understanding and deeper knowledge of lessons.
Here are the main three differences between online study and traditional class study. As we can see it comes down to a personal choice, based on the time each person has, the environment that they feel most comfortable learning in and their learning productivity in each environment. For these reasons, it is important that you consider your possibilities and choose the best type of learning for your convenience.