Thanks to the internet, students have more options than ever and can pursue a variety of educational opportunities as long as they have a working computer and connection. However, some wonder whether online learning is as effective as in-person schooling.

At Broward Community Schools, we can help you figure out which option works best for you.

Benefits of In-Person Learning

Some students find that they have an easier time paying attention in an in-person class. They can be a more active part of the experience and might even be able to forge good relationships with the professor or classmates. Those personal connections can pay off later during the job hunt or a pursuit of other educational opportunities.

Another factor to consider is just how much we’re online these days. Do you want to do school online too? Or do you want to get out and actually see other people? Your answers could determine whether or not in-person learning is a better fit for you.

Benefits of Online Learning

The most obvious benefits of online learning are the cost and the flexibility. There’s no room and board to pay and no commute, so there’s no need to worry about those expenses. The flexibility of an online class could also make it easier for parents, caretakers, or people who are already busy with a job to pursue education. You just need to filter out distractions and stay motivated.

In online classes you can often learn at your own pace. If you already understand the material, you can move on to the next thing. On the other hand, if you’re still a bit confused, then you can take your time and make sure that you comprehend everything.

Both options have their pros and cons, so carefully consider these points before you decide on in-person learning or online classes. Whatever you decide, we’re ready to help you pursue your next educational opportunity!