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Advantages of Online Education

People may find it very hard to find time for a face to face class if they work 40 hours per week, but an online course can put an ease on the time restriction because they can do the work at their own pace and time.

It is easier to sign up for an online class than for a regular class at a college. Message boards can be used if the students need to leave a question or a comment. They also save time by not traveling to the college and trying to find a parking space.

Rural areas, where students have to travel a great distance to get to class, can save time and money by having online classes. For example, a farmer's child could help the family out in the morning with the farming chores, then take an online class later on. Rural kids may also take additional educational classes online that their school does not provide.

Children in the movie industry may also take online courses to keep up with their studies while they are on the road shooting movies. For example, Hillary Duff has taken online course while filming.

As the price of education continues to rise, the rate of students applying for online educational classes will continue to increase. The price for a unit at Long Beach City College is $26 and the price per unit will continue to rise as long as there is a deficit in California's budget.

Online courses provide a cheaper alternative for schools that have a problem with their budget and classroom space. Teachers can also record themselves and students can download the material if they miss a session. This gives students a chance to catch up on a class session if they missed out on that day.

In 2002, 12 of the 55 National Geographic Bees were homeschoolers meaning that courses than at home can provide a great teaching environment.

Students do not have to put up with bad influences from regular schooling and help build their own identity without social pressures that traditional schooling may have.

Some students may also earn their high school degree faster then their peers.

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