Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Courses
- Montgomery College offers several fully online degrees and certificates and a wide range of online courses.
- Search the class schedule and select Distance Learning to find all online courses.
- Many of our online courses are also Z-courses, requiring no textbook purchases.
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Ten Advantages of Online Courses
What are the advantages of an online course?
There are probably many more advantages to Internet-based courses, but I think you get the idea. The point is that we live in an ever-changing world that is ripe with new possibility. The ability to learn new information or a new skill whenever you want and wherever you want offers far greater opportunities for education than ever before. The scope and reach of education broadens to far greater horizons that perhaps ever imagined.
Ten Disadvantages of Online Courses
How could there possibly be any disadvantages of online courses? Read on.
Only you are responsible for your learning. I can't force it on you. I can't make you study. I can share a little knowledge and experience, show you a few tools and hope you get it. The spark and desire to pursue your dreams must be yours.
So, in a philosophical sort of way, the real disadvantage to an Internet-based course is that you might not own up to it. You might not take responsibility for your studies and your goals. You might get way behind and never catch up.
Above used with permission from Sean Chamberlin, Fullerton College
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- Fall 2021: Many classes are fully online, but classes that focus on hands-on skills and learning experiences meet on campus. Most lab sections are scheduled on-campus for the fall semester. The next fall classes start October 27. Register now.
- Winter Session: All winter classes will be fully online. Register now.
- Spring 2022: Classes will be offered both on campus and online. Priority registration opens October 25. Explore spring class schedules.
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