Every year the number of students enrolling in online colleges and universities are increasing and with that number of misconceptions have emerged questioning the efficiency and effectiveness of online classrooms compared to traditional education. Things like students who study online are too lazy or are not smart enough to for traditional way of studying. This is not true at all.
“The amount learned (online) was somewhat greater than in the traditional lecture-based course” – David Pritchard (MIT Physics Professor)
Online education is cost efficient, flexible and also an alternative to earning college creduts. Studies has shown that students enrolled in online colleges learn material just as efficiently as those enrolled in traditional classes. MIT Physics professor conducted a study with his MITx physics courses that are offered online and he found that “the amount learned [online] was somewhat greater than in the traditional lecture-based course”.
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