Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Learning


Advantages of online or computer-based learning
•    Class work can be scheduled around work and family
•    Reduces travel time and travel costs for off-campus students
•    Students may have the option to select learning materials that meets their level of knowledge and interest
•    Students can study anywhere they have access to a computer and Internet connection
•    Self-paced learning modules allow students to work at their own pace
•    Flexibility to join discussions in the bulletin board threaded discussion areas at any hour, or visit with classmates and instructors remotely in chat rooms
•    Instructors and students both report eLearning fosters more interaction among students and instructors than in large lecture courses
•    eLearning can accommodate different learning styles and facilitate learning through a variety of activities
•    Develops knowledge of the Internet and computers skills that will help learners throughout their lives and careers
•    Successfully completing online or computer-based courses builds self-knowledge and self-confidence and encourages students to take responsibility for their learning
•    Learners can test out of or skim over materials already mastered and concentrate efforts in mastering areas containing new information and/or skills


Disadvantages of online or computer-based learning
•    Learners with low motivation or bad study habits may fall behind
•    Without the routine structures of a traditional class, students may get lost or confused about course activities and deadlines
•    Students may feel isolated from the instructor and classmates
•    Instructor may not always be available when students are studying or need help
•    Slow Internet connections or older computers may make accessing course materials frustrating
•    Managing computer files and online learning software can sometimes seem complex for students with beginner-level computer skills
•    Hands-on or lab work is difficult to simulate in a virtual classroom


Source: dso.iastate.edu


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