Friday, 25 May 2012

6 Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Education | Edudemic

6 Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Education | Edudemic:

 "Welcome to the world of hybrid education where you can sit on your couch in your pajamas and attend a class lecture at the same time, or make a comment about the lecture to your classmates without having to utter a word. Or perhaps you have class three days a week, but only have to travel to campus one of those days.

Hybrid Education, or “blended learning” is a method of education that combines classroom and online learning, allowing students to attend lectures and do much of their coursework online but still requiring regular attendance on campus for other portions of their class (such as labs). Hybrid education is efficient, convenient, has proven to be effective, and is something many professors and students are embracing. But critics are quick to note that it also has downsides, such as less frequent personal interaction than classes that are completely brick-and-mortar. If hybrid education is part of your online degree program, here are a few of the pros and cons you’ll want to know:"
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