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Online Learning

The Benefits and The Challenges

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Online Learning Can Work For You

Daily life doesn’t have to keep you from earning a degree. As an online student at Strayer University, you can meet your dreams on your schedule.

To ensure you get the most out of your investment, consider the following pros and cons of online education. And remember, if you decide you’re better suited for in-person classes, or if you want to combine online and in-person learning, you’ll find Strayer University campuses in many major cities.

Benefits of Online Learning

  • Flexibility makes career development a more reachable goal for working adults and parents

  • Attend classes from the place that works best for you anywhere you want

  • Work at the pace that suits you

  • Instantly access course materials, schedules, assignments, and lessons

  • Easily track your progress

  • More time to ask questions and formulate appropriate responses

  • Personalized, written feedback and answers to your questions

  • Interaction with students globally

  • An easy environment for those who incorporate technology into their everyday lives

Challenges of Online Learning

  • Requires strong time management skills and self-motivation

  • Learning curve for the less technically savvy

  • Internet and technology-dependent—susceptible to network connections, browser compatibility issues, etc.

  • Minimal in-person contact with professors and classmates

  • Responses to questions are not always immediate

  • Less social interaction outside of class

If you have other specific questions or concerns about how online learning can help develop your career, please feel free to contact us via live chat, phone, or email. And if you're near one of our campuses, come visit us and see firsthand what awaits you at Strayer University.

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