With the ever-increasing use of computers in people's lives some people suggest that online learning will replace traditional places of learning like universities while others say that this will never happen. Contrast online learning with learning at universities.
Online Learning vs. Traditional Learning
Will traditional learning institutions like universities ever be supplanted by computer-based education such as distant-learning as some people predict? Personally, I believe that traditional methods of teaching and online learning both have advantages and disadvantages.
Some people claim that there are a number of virtues entailed in computer-based learning, For example, students do not have to travel to and fro on a dally basis; instead, they can devote their traveling time to study more. In addition, computers furnish an even richer variety of choices so that pupils do not have tobe restrained to study subjects arbitrarily chosen by their universities or teachers. However, others argue that the significance of education carried out in traditional places has stood the test of time. This time-honoured practice should not be eradicated by the advent of the digital era. Furthermore, there are some advantages of traditional education which cannot be challenged by computer-based ones. For instance, at university, each student can receive a tailored education according to his or her aptitude whereas computer-based education inevitably tends to generalize students' collective performance.
In summary, on account of the aforementioned points,I believe that traditional methods of learning and online learning have their merits and demerits and that, at the end of the day, it is up to the student to choose his own preferred method of learning.