Why study online?
Online courses and other distance education courses offer students an opportunity to break through barriers of time and space. You do not have to travel to a classroom on a regularly scheduled basis, and you can work at the time most convenient to you. Internet classrooms also offer an opportunity for you to control the rate at which you absorb and respond to content information.
However, online learning is not for everyone. Online learning requires a student to invest a significant number of hours each week. It requires access to computers and fast internet connections. It also requires ease and some level of comfort in using that technology. Online students require a higher level of self-motivation and self-discipline.
Distance education is also reading and writing dependent. This is mainly because most content will be presented in written and/or video form. Communication with instructors and fellow students is by posting messages in the discussion board and sending emails.