Dispelling Myths About Online Learning Like every other avenue of education, online education has had its fair share of ups and downs. There was a time when people looked at traditional schooling environments with skepticism and doubted the very need for them. However, with the passage of time, they soon felt the need for a good education system and understood the importance of conventional schools.
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Of late, there has been quite a lot of debate surrounding online education and its effectiveness in delivering high quality education. Whether there is any truth to what is being said remains to be seen given the kind of hype and attention it has attracted in the recent past. Like it is with any new innovation, change is always met with skepticism. Sometimes, being extremely skeptical on account of underlying fears can have undesired consequences. Almost every new innovation will always face initial resistance by the audience it is meant for. However, there are many times when issues are blown out of proportion by the media fuelled by unwarranted fears. Online K-12 courses seem to have suffered a similar fate where a few selective cases have been overhyped by the media.