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What are the benefits of online art classes?

I have been taking face-to- face classes all my life. Now that I have completed my undergraduate studies; I would like to try online art classes. College online classes are more appealing to me now because I have a part-time job. With online classes, I am certain that I will be able to plan my time well so that I can do my job and attend my classes without any problems. However, since I have no experience with online learning, I am not sure whether it is the right move. Also, is there a quality difference between free online art courses and paid online art history courses?

Samantha Barber

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Derrick Little on January 3, 2018

Being apprehensive about online courses is normal if you have never tried online courses before. However, there are so many benefits you get from studying online compared to attending face-to- face lectures. Below are some of the perks you get from online education.

Career Advancement

One of the best things about online learning is the fact that you can easily fit your work schedule and your hobbies around your coursework. This is especially very easy if you are taking a course that does not require you to log in at a specific time. For instance, if you decide to take an online art class that does not involve live sessions or interactions with tutors in every lesson; you will get to decide when to work and when to study. This is definitely more flexible than face-to- face classes.


A college online class is also more affordable compared to face-to- face classes. For online learning, you will only be required to pay for book supplies, online application fees and the tuition fee. However, you will not incur any costs in transportation or housing. This saves you a lot of money. Apart from this, there is also the advantage that you can get access to a free online art course which will not require you to pay anything. However, you need to be very careful when you decide to take free courses. In most cases, free courses are not the best quality and you might not end up getting the most from the experience because they offer limited resources.

Responsibility and Self-Discipline

Your art history online course will not only teach you different things to do with art but also enable you to learn responsibility and self-discipline. Without someone pushing you to meet deadlines, you will have to motivate yourself to meet deadlines and attend all your classes. This is a very good trait to learn and it will make you stand out in the workplace.

Numerous Choices

Another great benefit of studying online is the fact that there are no restrictions on where you can study. You can study at any institution in the world from the comfort of your own home which enables you to choose the best schools that offer the program you want to pursue. This is something you cannot get from a face-to- face kind of learning because there are so many things you need to put into consideration such as relocation, Visas and finances.

Olive Wilson2 years ago

College online courses are great. Indeed, they offer more flexibility compared to face-to-face classes. In my opinion, the best thing about online classes is the fact that you can study anywhere you want. You can study while at the gym, while commuting to work, while traveling or engaging in other activities. You do not have to stop everything you are doing to attend a class. Online classes fit easily into your schedule. I also love the fact that you get to choose your study environment. If you feel like studying in your bedroom or at the local coffee store, you can do it. There is so much freedom in online learning. However, in order to pass and get consistent impressive grades, you will need to spare enough time to study and engage in group discussions. Therefore, if you are generally not a self-motivated individual, this is something you will definitely need to learn.

Caleb Jenkinsa year ago

I have already taken several online courses and I think that they are very nice. They give you the benefit of being the owner of your time. It’s true that if you’re looking for good online art classes, it may be better to look for paid courses. Free courses are good, but generally they aren’t as good as the paid ones. And an advantage of a paid course is that it usually includes a certificate of completion that free courses don’t give. If I have to take online art history courses, I’ll choose paid courses.  

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