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Would you rather online or in person school

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Sahirah-Mone I think both do have their importances; for example I took online classes in college while I was also doing in person classes as well. In my online classes we did not meet and therefore I didn't know other students however it was beneficial in some aspects such as managing my time. I worked three jobs so it was helpful to have a couple online classes that allowed me to save time from extra commute to campus. It also helps with parents and individuals who are older and have different responsibilities with being able to complete their education via online than actually going to a campus. I do believe though that in person will always hold some more value in certain aspects than online. First, you get to meet other individuals and get to know your professors better and I think this can help in your future career such as with recommendation letters and being able to do research. It provides an atmosphere for a student-professor relationship to develop that may not always hold true for an online course where things can be more impersonal at times. Fortunately, there are universities that are taking action towards this and providing real time communication even if this is online. In addition there are certain classes that are hands on with projects or labs and these will always have more importance in being in person. Lastly, sometimes students can struggle with online and do better with in person classes; online classes do provide extra time but can undermine study habits especially if a student is not too structured in their time management. When this happens in person schooling and classes can be more beneficial for the student. I do think though both are important ways to complete an education and the pandemic has shown this once more.

Best of luck!

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Ghenna’s Answer

Hello Sahirah-Mone,

I think many factors come into play when deciding whether online or in-person classes are better. It can depend on how each individual student learns best, as there are pros and cons to each. Due to the pandemic, many schools have opted to online instruction for the safety of the students and teachers.

Personally, I prefer in-person courses, however due to the pandemic I am glad that all my courses are online. It keeps not only my friends and family safe, but there are other benefits. For instance, I do not need to commute to the university and I save money on rent by not moving closer to the school. Another benefit to online instruction is that you can tailor your studying and extra-curricular activities to your own schedule. I suggest using a planner and writing what needs to be done in a day because it can be easy to get distracted.

Good luck with school!

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Mignon’s Answer

Hi Sahirah-Mone,

Your name is so cool!

Whether online or in-class learning is preferred depends somewhat on learning style. My daughter is currently attending in-person classes, because her learning style is both auditory (listening) and kinesthetic (physical). Her curriculum is engineering and she prefers hands-on learning.

I agree with the responses above that list collaboration as a main reason for in-class learning. It seems a little easier and faster to work together in person on a project. There is no delay in responses and less gets misinterpreted.

In my experience, at the university level, online courses were slightly more work due to the amount of writing that was involved. My in-person classes were more lecture and project/activity based.

Mignon recommends the following next steps:

Google Learning Styles and you can determine how you learn best.

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Georgi’s Answer

Definitely in person. School is not only about learning what is in the textbooks. It is equally important what it provides you in terms of soft skills and friendships that could only be properly built in person.

Some of these friendships will stay for life and be one of the most important assets that you will have during the highs and lows of life. School is also the stepping stone in building your soft skills which are going to be your greatest asset in the workspace and your personal life.

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Viviana’s Answer

Hi ,

I think both options have pros and cons but in my personal experience I prefer in person school due to the human contact , social activities and networking involved. Right now the online courses are a great option due to the situation and it gives us an opportunity to keep on studying and to be in contact with our peers, teachers and it adapts to the advanced tech world .

Hope this is helpful , whichever you choose just be ready to give your 110% !

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Sunny’s Answer

Hi Sahirah-Mone,

I think right now online school is the most available option during pandemic. But once we go back to normal, in person school might be more beneficial than online school. There are some aspects onto this point.

Establishing teamwork - You can get to meet a variety of students in person during team projects. While you are working with others who have different personalities, you will learn how to cooperate and build teamwork to accomplish a common goal. I think teamwork is one of the critical factors when employers recruit people in most industries. So you can practice your teamwork skills while you are attending in person school.

More focused environment - If you go to in person schools, there is scheduled time and place that will limit your actions. For example, every Monday from 2 to 3 you have to go to Room 101 to take the math course. It actually helps you work your way out according to the school schedule. Also, there are professors and TAs that will facilitate your studying and it will motivate you more to stay focused during the class. If you are taking online courses, since there is no one supervising, it might be easier to slack off.


I hope this helps!




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