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Online Or On-Site Institutions? 4 Questions You Must Answer
Itís true that online education is the rave of the moment. Everyone is attending it. However, it wonít be easy to conclude that on-site institutions are witnessing low patronage. No, that is not true. But is it compulsory for you to attend online institutions? Why should you head back to traditional or also known as offline institutions? The following four questions will help you decide. Never base your decision on what others are saying. Make the decision after weighing the two sides of the coin and see which fits you and your plans.
- Can you learn on your own?
Yes, it may sound stupid or absurd. I know that you studied on your own before getting to this stage. But you canít compare learning on your own at an online institution to doing so in on-site institutions. Learning at your own pace in online education has its own disadvantages. The human flesh is known to love easy things and therefore do not want to do hard things. You tend to become lazy with online education since you know you can finish the course when you want. But this is not so with on-site education. You have to learn at a pace that will make you finish the course within the required time frame. So, who are you? If you can only learn in group, itís advisable you shun online education and attend on-site education.
- Are you a good manager of time?
Not everyone registering for online education is a good manager of time. Presently, many of these people donít know how to plan their time. And when they do, they still find it hard achieving their daily, weekly and monthly goals. So, if you canít properly manage your time now when youíre not engaged in any education, what gives you the guarantee that you will be able to do so when learning online? Many people think learning online is easy. It is not my dear reader. You must be able to plan your time between your office and family in order to be successful online. If youíre no good manager of time, then I urge you to consider attending on-site institutions where youíll be helped to achieve your aims and goals.
- Do you love social interaction?
If you love meeting and interacting people, then itís expedient that you donít register for online education. Why? You donít stand to meet and interact with people physically. You do it online. If youíre tired of having problems connecting with people on the internet, then I urge you to attend an on-site institution where you will meet several types of people from different parts of the world.
Where is the fourth question? Here is it. Are you determined? If you give up easily whenever you meet with hurdles, then online education is not meant for you. Itís advisable you go for on-site education. Online education has lots of hurdles. One of such is shuttling between your job and your studies. If youíre not determined, you may not be able to meet deadlines given for your courses or assignment. Donít be fooled by the fact that you can finish the course when you want. Do you have to complete a two years course in four years? Also, remember that your employer wonít wait for you if itís taking you so long to complete.
Answers to these questions will help you determine whether to attend an online or on-site institution.
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