Online or On Campus Schooling
Tina M. Logan
June 18, 2009
The flexibility of schedules is one of the main advantages of attending an online school. Giving you the ability to create a study time that will fit into any type of schedule you might have. The effectiveness of such flexibility relies solely on the student however, as it is up to you to put in as much or as little time into the program to receive the best of what the program offers. You set the pace. Being able to proceed at your own pace, within the limit of each course, gives you the added benefit of utilizing your thought processes at a maximum level.
On-campus schools’ schedules are more rigorous and rigid. In many cases, on campus schools require full attendance of classes in order to receive a passing score. This gives a student a much more difficult time of maintaining a full time job and quality time with family. In addition, on campus courses have a seating limit within the classroom, making it tougher for a student to attend a particular course if they do not enroll in a timely manner. The pace of on-campus courses set for the student does not leave much room for flexibility, which could add unneeded stress, thereby affecting your thinking abilities.
Online schools affordability and financial programs set the precedence of advantage. Students attending online schools do not have the added burden of the additional expenses of maintaining a building, grounds, or utilitarian expenditures. Online schools are also more economical and environmental as a student need not drive to school, or turn in assignments on paper. There by giving a sense of financial freedom, that would otherwise be difficult to maintain.
On-campus schools are expensive due to the additional cost to the student for the upkeep of the school, salaries of the professors and staff and other serviceable expenses. On-campus schools are less economical and environmental...