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What are the positive and negative effects of distance learning?

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Tara Andrews on August 20, 2018

Positive aspects of distance learning:

  • The time and the flexibility of learning. One can study from any place. It is convenient for you.
  • Promotes life-long learning
  • Does not require displacement
  • To reduce costs since there is no shipping involved
  • Gain more knowledge through the use of computers to learn
Negative effects of distance education are:
  • One may not be able to complete an entire degree or course online distance learning is not suitable for certain courses
  • Do not give students the ability to work on your personality and oral skills
  • As it is mostly asynchronous, it does not give an immediate response as you would get in a regular classroom
  • Some students may feel isolated due to the lack of physical interaction with classmates, peers and teachers


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