Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Education Infographic

Over 6.1 Million students were taking at least one online course during the Fall 2010 term. )For more e-Learning statistics you are more than welcome to check the Top 10 eLearning Statistics for 2014 Infographic)
So lets check the Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Education versus Traditional Education.

4 Advantages of Online Education

  1. Flexibility to work full-time and complete assignments at when convenient
  2. Ability to obtain a degree from a school in another state/country
  3. Ideal for military students
  4. Less travel

3 Disadvantages of Online Education

  1. Less direct contact with students and professors
  2. Limited opportunities for student and campus activities
  3. Subject to "technical difficulties" and software crashes

3 Advantages of Traditional Education

  1. Direct contact with teachers, students, and advisors
  2. More access to campus activities
  3. More suitable for hand on training

3 Disadvantages of Traditional Education

  1. Less flexibility in class scheduling
  2. Less cost effective
  3. More travel to and from class

Do you agree or disagree with the above statement? Would you prefer to take an online or a traditional course and why?

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