What are the benefits of online classes for CA students?
The benefits of online classes for CA students are:
Lower Total Costs
Although the cost of an online course can be as much or more than a traditional course, students can save money by avoiding many fees typical of campus-based education, including commuting costs, parking, hostels, etc. Imagine living in Butwal but going to college in Kathmandu.
Enhanced learning experience:
Instructors usually use technologically advanced methods of teaching to have the best learning experience for you.
No need to dress up:
No dress code because you will be studying at home.
Work from anywhere, at any time
This is the most appealing beneﬁt of online education for CA students with many duties to balance. Since everything is available online, accessing class materials and submitting work is very convenient.
Flexible learning schedule
On-campus students may have to endure in-person lectures that last hours. While not all online programs are built the same, many use PowerPoint presentations and other media that students can digest in pieces. In other words, a student can experience the ﬁrst half of a lesson one day, and the second half the next day. This can be especially helpful for those who don’t enjoy sitting in one place for too long.
Train at Your Own Pace
Online learning is a lot like having your own private tutor. There are no distractions from other classmates, and the pacing of lessons is based on your comfort level. Have you ever felt like a teacher was going too fast for you to take notes or fully comprehend the subject?
That’s never a problem with online learning. You can spend as much time as you need on the course material and go back to review at any time.
Not only have you saved hours by not having to travel to a physical location to take a class, but with online courses, you have greater flexibility in choosing the best time to study.
What are the disadvantages of online classes?
Lack of social interaction:
In a traditional classroom, Some students find comfort in group studies, lively group discussion, and thus easy access to professors or their fellow students. However, these moments do not arise in online learning. For some, these face-to-face interactions are a must to bring the material to life.
Online classes requires strong self-motivation and time management skills:
Since the CA course is too vast students need to manage their time and be disciplined regarding the classes for a long time. Lack of self-motivation among students continues to be one of the primary reasons why students fail to complete online courses.
Continuous Use of Mobile/Laptop:
One major concern of online classes is that students have to be on electronic devices like mobile phones, laptops or tablets continuously for 5-6 hours. This is not beneficial for students and will also cause health issues like eye strain to the students.
Online classes promote a student centered learning method therefore students with poor learning habits, low motivation and self determination may fall behind. This also promotes procrastination and poor time management as students are the sole decision makers.