The debate of online education vs. traditional school methodologies has thrown up some very insightful questions that one ought to consider before opting for an online education. Strong advocates of the old school methods of imparting education need to take a long hard look and decide whether those methods are still as effective as they were once considered. While in those days, getting a job was possible even if you didn’t have a high school diploma; that no longer stands true, especially if you want your child to be able to build a successful future. Today, the bare minimum requirement is a high-school diploma and that may just help you scrape through to get started. It is by no means a path to future success.
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For those of us who’ve grown up around traditional schooling environments, online learning platforms can be quite a challenge to understand. It definitely reveals a whole new world of possibilities that eliminates the need for travel and adhering to stipulated time schedules. For most people from the baby-boom generation, it is hard to imagine a virtual classroom without a bunch of students, a number of writing desks and a teacher scribbling on a chalkboard. For most of us, that is the environment we grew up in. But technology has changed almost everything around us.
When you consider traditional schooling, the process of education has always been really simple. All you had to do is drop off your children to school and pick them up after, or make sure they got on the school bus on time. However, over the years, everything has changed. Education is now no longer limited to school. Children seem to be learning from every environment they’re exposed to.