Making the decision of going back to school isn’t an easy one, but here we go again, the long lasting debate of which type of degree is better? Online degree or on0campus degree, personally a young and vibrant student will go for on-campus degree, but come to think about it, how do you expect a 34-years old man, working for a company/firm to cope with family issues, work issues and school issues? This is where the big difference set in. For certain category of student online degree is the best, while for traditional student, on-campus is the best, each of this degree type has its own merit and demerit, but the good news at the end is that they’re both accredited degree and the main objective of learning is achieved.
While studying on-campus can be a bit strenuous for older and working class student, the merit side of it does worth trying. Studying on-campus gives you many opportunity, you get to meet different people from different part of the world, with different backgrounds, make new friends, have the feeling and sense of being a student, get to meet your lecturer one on one, ask direct question, work in group with your classmate and so much more.
Nevertheless, studying online is always fun, mostly for people that do better with visual learning, online student have the opportunity of being a very good student this is why: Learning online basically means all learning are in form of audio-visual and textual form of learning, learning in this type of way gives you the chance of making use of all your sense, online learning gives the chance for flexibility learning, you’ve got to choose your lecture time, you’re not been restricted to a specific time which you must come for lecture, online learning gives room for dual learning, do you know that you can successfully run two program together online? This all depends on your flexibility and how good a learner you are.
Above all the major decision of whether you should go for an on-campus degree or online degree should be taken only after you’ve consider some of this factors
FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE CHOOSING ON-LINE DEGREE.
- Present Commitment: Take for instance you have two kids, pre-teen, you’d have to put them into consideration before opting for on-campus degree
- Financial Status: This is not only about school fees, it’s also about transport expenses, feeding expenses and many other expenses that are unforeseen
- Time: Do you have the required time to sit inside the classroom for hours? Can you make it to lectures all the time? Attend seminars, meetings and program outlined for on-campus degree? If the answer to all this question is yes! Then go for it.
- Job: You have a boss that you must obey? The on-campus degree is not a very good option.
With all this outlined points I believe you’ve consider the best option that suits you. Good Luck!