You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Nowadays, distance learning programs have gained in popularity, but some people argue that online courses can never be taken as good as those taken at a college or university in- person. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 250 words.
It is an undeniable fact that distance-learning programs such as online education have gained immense popularity at present. At this juncture, an argument arises that such types of education cannot be considered as beneficial as regular courses at universities, to which I extent to a greater support.
The predominant reason behind my view is because of the systematic way of teaching, which is established and proven by colleges or universities. To explain it further, the regular curriculum of a university is carefully designed by a panel of experienced experts, which can fit into the learning process of a university scholar. This is time-based, and is carried out by qualified mentors. In addition to this, periodic assessments, projects, assignments or dissertations are conducted to uplift the quality of the student.
The second reason why I support the view is because of the effectiveness of in-person education at colleges. To be precise, the performance of a candidate can be individually assessed by expert faculty on a regular basis and necessary rectifications and timely amendments can be made. In short, when the candidate is present in front of the lecturer, the teaching is much more superior than any other mode of education.
By contrast, distance education offer a range of benefits which are much necessary in the modern context. Some of these are wider reach, convenience of time, lower cost and easy enrollments. However, these benefits cannot be considered as effective as in-person education at college because most candidates have difficulties in exploring these benefits.
To conclude, even though an increasing number of candidates opt for distance-education, I believe it has not yet reached the same level of quality provided by in- person education at universities