What are the disadvantages of distance/online education?


One disadvantage of distance learning can arise for those students who experience flexibility as a burden and do not have sufficient self-motivation and self-regulation. These students can learn to improve their self-reward and willpower. For good reason distance learning students have an excellent reputation with HR managers as they have demonstrated stamina through their studies. This is consistent with another drawback of older forms of distance learning where social contacts can be negatively affected.

Based on experience, the majority of students see significant advantages with distance learning. Modern methods of distance learning can compensate those drawbacks through the use of internet-based learning and networking platforms. These are being used by the Open School of Journalism and include webinars, discussion forums and others.


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