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Disadvantages To Online Photography Courses

Online courses are greatly praised for opening avenues and making education accessible to anyone around the world. It has also become one of the best ways to learn today. Online classes promise so many positives but take note that there are disadvantages, too. Although not many has discussed on this issue, it is important to know that there are aspects to an online class that may not be the same with a traditional class. Especially the field of photography where visualization and art are things that can be easily discussed within a classroom setting. Before applying to an online photography courses, think about the possible disadvantage to it as well.

 

Although online classes can be useful, there are some people who learn better when taught directly. The approach of the professor in a classroom setting can definitely change the way that a student learns. Photography classes are different when you can pass your homework in the physical sense and have a hard copy of your work. It is easier to point things out or to discuss the feel of the photo when you can see the face of the other person. These things have all been eliminated in the setup of an online class. It can become difficult to understand what someone is trying to say if you cannot see his or her body language and gestures.

 

The flexibility that online classes provide is one of the top reasons that many have opted to take it. Flexibility of time is important if you have other responsibilities or a full-time job during the day. Without a strict schedule, some people tend to slack off. They think they can pile on readings or assignments and finish it throughout the day because they have not been able to follow the class schedule. Or others who are too busy that the time allotted for the course is actually used to sleep instead. There are other reasons why someone might not be able to have a disciplined schedule but if you do not commit to it then you can definitely lack the motivation to complete the course.

 

College and universities is a unique experience because of all the type of people you get to meet. The personalities that come into your life during the college years can change your life and this is how you start to network. Networking is a powerful thing to have currently but students of online classes do not get the chance to do so. They miss out on the whole experience of meeting new people and perhaps finding a future lover, business partner, best friend, or mentor. Online classes do have class forums and discussions where others are able to give comments to others.

 

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