Online education has been the preference of many students who want to pursue higher education. Not only does it give them an environment free of problems with peers, but it also gives them ample time to make a living and earn money so they can pay for their education with student loans and their growing interest rates playing a less significant roles in their lives. It does not hurt that students do not have to spend ample hours on deciding which clothes to wear to school because they can just attend class wearing their pajamas.
But like every coin has two sides, so does online education. In spite of the perks of working towards a degree while being able to work jobs with all the comfort in the world, online education does have its downside.
What seeking an online education takes away from its students are most of the time the same things that it offers to save students from. For one, bullying. It does not end high school. College and university students may have matured, but they also have adapted the grown up manners of bullying. It is indeed tempting.
However, students enrolled to online schools are missing the chance to interact with their peers. It is said that the best form of education lies outside the four walls of the classroom. Online education is a perfect fit to this. It should not be taken literally, though.
What is talked about when people say that there is a lot of learning to be done outside the four walls of the classroom is interaction with students. Everyone does not get along with everybody, but it does help in strengthening the student’s personality. Eventually, a student is going to transition to the adult world, like the work place. He is going to have to deal with different personalities in the office and one who has not had the chance to grow in such an environment like the one that traditional schools offer has lesser chances of making through a day without crying.