Wesel_Aaron_WA1 - Aaron Wesel ENC-102 Oct Assignment 1 Online Learning by Aaron Wesel The Internet has spawned many great websites and companies

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Aaron Wesel ENC-102 Oct Assignment 1 Online Learning by Aaron Wesel The Internet has spawned many great websites and companies, but by far, the best outcome of the Internet is online education. The fact that a person can sit at home at his computer and earn an entire degree from a college many miles away, or even in a different country, is an advantage like no other. This person does not have to worry about transportation, about “fitting in” to a culture that clashes with his own, or about leaving his job in order to get educated. Additionally, the tuition benefits, coupled with the absence of a need to pay for a bed in the dorm, far offsets most people’s reservations about pricey colleges. This is borne out by the fact that more and more people are moving toward online college. According to the webpage of the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2001 there were 3,077,000 students participating in distance education courses. In 2008, there was more than double that amount (Table A-43-1), consisting of 22.1 percent of total enrollment of students in college. As time goes on and people get more used to the idea of attending college at their own pace and location, this percentage will only increase. One major advantage to online education is the fact that a person does not have to leave his job in order to go to college. Anyone can just cram a couple of courses in when they come home after working a full day –
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course ENGLISH ENG-102 taught by Professor English during the Spring '11 term at Thomas Edison State.

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Wesel_Aaron_WA1 - Aaron Wesel ENC-102 Oct Assignment 1 Online Learning by Aaron Wesel The Internet has spawned many great websites and companies

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