September 19, 2007

Online university

There are many different reasons why online learning and distance education are advantageous to students. These reasons range all the way from making classes available to people in remote locations all the way down to cost effectiveness.

Because online courses in a sense, level the playing field for all geographic locations, former constraints of location boundaries are eliminated. A person living in one area no longer needs to travel to take the course that he/she wants to take, because the Internet is not bound by geography.

Convenience is another major advantage to online university Students can take classes when they need them, not based on their university’s annual or semester schedule of when certain classes are offered. There is no time spent inside a classroom, and with modern day laptops and wireless technology, students can take their coursework with them anywhere.

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