Why You Should Not Learn via Online Courses

Owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic each one of us each one of us have to resort to the online means to learn and grow in life. Though Online courses have a lot of benefits, there are some disadvantages too.

Lack in terms of experience

Online courses refrain you from getting hands-on experience on many things. There are some subjects which require you to obtain practical knowledge while working on types of machinery or special setups. Students attending regular schools have this advantage of being exposed to such things when compared to remote learning.


As there is no proper time-table like schools and colleges, there can be many times where you don’t study for days. Thus piling up the unfinished work or delaying the completion of the course by a long time. While studying an online course, there is no one to tell you that the submission date is near or the exams are approaching. Only you are responsible for your time learning and results.

Sense of Isolation

Studying alone in your space while sitting in front of the computer can be terrifying sometimes as there’s no one with whom you can share your opinion or there are no peers sitting alongside you within the same roof with whom you can connect. This can make you feel isolated or alone. The environment that online classes offer is much different. It can take a significant amount of your time to get accustomed to that.

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No immediate clearing of doubts

While being in a class, if you have any doubt or query all you need to do is to raise your hand and wait for your teacher to notice you. However, when pursuing an online course, you have only two options for clearing your doubts. One is writing an email to your online tutor or dropping a message to him on the required platform. The other way is to surf the internet which can take a lot of your time.

Read More: Advantages of Online Education over Traditional Education

Holds less value

When compared to regular courses, online courses hold less value. While giving an interview for a job, a person who pursued his degree from a regular college would be preferred. Also, there are many organizations that don’t consider the certainties provided by the online portals. While the certificates of websites like Edx, Coursera hold value, there are other online portals that are unrecognized.

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