Information for the Online Learner
Online learning definitely has its advantages:
- Learn from the comforts of your home, office, or favorite relaxing spot
- No travel time or challenges of getting to campus
- Learning on your schedule. Whether it's at 5:00am, during the day, or midnight, online learning is suited to your busy schedule
- Learn from wherever you are. Whether you are in Iraq, the beaches of Cancun, or right here in Great Bend, online learning is wherever you are
- Online classes are very well organized and contain numerous learning opportunities
- You can attend class in your PJs. Where else can you go and learn in most comfortable clothes?
Online learning is a useful and convenient way to get your education but it certainly has disadvantages depending on your learning style.
- In most online courses there is no face-to-face contact with instructors or students. A majority of the contact with your teacher and fellow students is done thru e-mail, phone, or chat rooms within your course.
- Online learning takes discipline. Since you don't actually physically attend your class, you are required to attend (log-in) to your class to keep up with the material
- Expense. Usually online courses are a little more expensive then on-site classes. However, at Barton our classes are definitely affordable when compared to other online opportunities.
So there you have it, the brief pros and cons of online learning. If you still are unsure if online learning is for you or you are ready to get started, give us a call or click on any of the links to the right.