What are the effects of online education?

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With the rise in technology, a lot of changes have happened with respect to online education. In olden days, we used to see people attending "gurukul" for their education purposes. But now, with internet you can browse and learn whatever you want just by sitting at your place. There are both positive as well as negatives effects with respect to online education. Thus, here we will have a look on how online education has highly impacted on all the generations. 
 

  1. Cost-effective
     

We all know how much fee all the schools and colleges are bribing in the name of education. Not only schools, particularly tuition centers bribe a lot of money in the name of some professional courses. As there was no other option traditionally, all the people had to attend these tuition centers in order to get updated with the current technologies. But, now with online education, you can get any amount of materials freely according to your interest at little or no cost. 
 

  1. Accessibility
     

This is one of the best parts of online education, for students who are looking forward to complete their educational courses. Earlier, none of these facilities were available. People had to go to colleges for completing their courses. Or if they opt correspondence course also, they used to get materials in mail after a long time. This is a time consuming process. But, now with technology, you can learn things within no time.
 

  1. Flexibility
     

With accessibility, online education provides greater flexibility for prospects. They can choose their timings and accordingly take the course. And moreover, the people who teach in these platforms will be usually experts. They would have so many years of experience in these fields. So, students can easily clear their doubts. Although, taking advices from the experts may be costlier, but I'm damn sure, you would be getting a good result once after you finish and start working on it. But, the only disadvantage is that, it will not be so effective when compared to classroom teaching.
 

  1. Social Interaction
     

Online education provides a platform for interacting with so many different kinds of people over the globe. They can even learn foreign languages by interacting with the outstation prospects. They get an exposure to portray themselves in front of others. They can even find out in which field they can move forward in order to achieve their goals. But, the disadvantage here is, you miss out the college atmosphere, chatting and enjoyment that will be there at the colleges. 
 

5. Wide Range of Options
 

Traditionally there were only few colleges offering particular kind of courses and students had no other options and had to choose the courses which are available in those colleges. But today's higher education is offering so many different kinds of courses, with which students can choose according to their interest and complete their courses. They can also get their completion certificate right from any degree certificate to doctorate also at little cost.

These are just only few effects of online education. For more information you can have a look on education mailing lists - impacts of online education.

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