The debate online vs. offline learning seems interminable. There are so many points to consider that it is difficult to get a definite conclusion.
Some argue that traditional learning is better because is the only way to maintain a fluid and solid learning process. Other models are always considered inferior or less effective.
However, students seem to prefer the online learning model and in most cases obtain better results (when comparing the same courses online vs. offline models).
The cost is another important factor. Online degrees can be up to 80 times less expensive than traditional degrees. This is a universal rule, but this can be a decisive point for the student’s choice.
The number of students taking online courses is growing very rapidly. At the same time, 59 % of students taking traditional courses claim that their classes are becoming increasingly boring. With the recent advent of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) online learning is definitively on the map and must be considered as a credible educational model.
Infographic: Online vs. Offline College Students
Courtesy of: Get a Real Degree