Advantages and Challenges for Web-based Courses


  • This format helps keep your schedule flexible
  • The course is online and can be accessed from anywhere
  • You can take courses from multiple schools at once
  • There are decreased commuting costs (save money on gas)
  • You can enhance your computer skills


  • You need a high level of self-motivation and self-discipline
  • A computer with internet access is needed (can be a significant cost)
  • Some students miss real-time social interaction
  • Online components require excellent writing skills
  • You already need to have mastered basic computer skills,including word processing, Internet browsers and e-mail softwares

Next: Technical Requirements of Web-based Courses

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