There is no doubt that it’s always a better option to opt for normal university life after graduating high school, so that you get a well-rounded social experience that will ultimately lead you to your dream job or fulfill any other aspirations that you have. However, while getting a normal university education is the common go-to option, there also lies a culture side by side. It’s the one where you could get ‘distance’ or education based online instead of attending lectures on day-to-day physical bases.
Whatever the reasons for choosing online education may be, whether it is short courses or full-fledged degrees, everyone has some things in their life which hinder them from going to a campus for university. That’s the con of private education.
So what about online education? What’s that all about?
Well, that can be as relaxing or as difficult as you decide to make it. The ground being that you are the person who is completely in control now. There’s no professor on your head at all times to tell you what to do, it’s all up to you to deliver work and assignments on time or else your grades will ultimately suffer. And while this can make the student more relaxed, it also adds a sense of self-regulatory behavior once you learn to do and take things seriously.
It also removes any chance or favoritism as the only contact the instructors and students have is mostly through online software or email. It makes the whole study experience more objective rather than subjective. Therefore, the results that you are going to get at the end of the day, are solely going to be based on your caliber and aptitude.
It also does reduce the extra university stress to some extent because it cuts down the added time spent in university. Which could indirectly add to the burden that leads to stress symptoms that are harmful (students turning to narcotics). For example the added stress of living in a hostel, transport problems or physically attending too many lectures in a week.
In distant education, if students manage their time properly it gives them extra free time so they can ‘easily’ explore other aspects of their life too, which is almost impossible in today’s world of speed where you have no time for yourself, this is especially true for college age. The extra time can be used in doing jobs and being productive and using some self time without compromising on education.