Jade Benny says that every person has the right to get educated as they see fit. She writes her views in Inspire Education and in educational blogs such as this one, providing support to those who want to enroll in both traditional and non-traditional education. In this article, she will be discussing the strengths of two of the most common modes of education today.

So what is written in your resume? Does this boast a long list of your accomplishments? Or is this making employers want to move on to the next applicant? Before you even walked into the room, your resume and application letter were already scanned by your interviewer. If you do not have the experience to show, then this person will probably be considering your educational background. So who do you think will be able to bag the job? The one who graduated from a traditional school? Or will the slot be given to someone who took up online studies?

Traditional Learning Advantages

Face-to-face education has been a common practice since ancient civilization although the organized learning techniques for children are just about 200 years old. For some countries, this is even younger, with only a trace of 50 years of history. So why was personal interaction the chosen method? In the early days, people did not have the privilege to have access to technology. Everything was done manually. While students are already complaining having to solve some statistics problem with the use of their scientific calculators or computers now, students back then only used ink, paper and their brain purging powers. Many have changed since then, but traditional learning has turned into a powerhouse that is recognized by many entities because of these advantages:

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1.  Access to school amenities.
2. Offers social interaction.

3. Follows a structured model.

4. Direct access to teachers and classmates

5. Great for hands-on training.

Online Learning Advantages

Distance Education may seem like a fairly young concept but this has been existent since mid-1800s through correspondence courses. With the development of computers, this entered the virtual era and instructions are now basically given through the Internet. Many of the teaching resources can be accessed through the provider’s website or just sent to students through emails. Here is why online education is now one of the fastest-growing industries in the market:

1. Affordable fees
2. Online support

3. Student-centric

4. Skill-oriented

5. Direct your own pace

Drawbacks to Consider

Traditional education has clearly stood the test of time and has seen millions of graduates take on high-ranking positions in huge companies especially for those coming from prestigious schools. However, online education is also making its own mark and is now becoming recognized as an effective form of training not only for internal business use, but also for individual learners. Given the strengths of each program, these are still considered works in progress, still needing a bit of revamping where these are failing. For example, traditional learning is said to be teacher-focused where students need to adjust according to their pace. Except for vocational training courses where these could be offered for free in public schools, college education could be very expensive for parents. Just as traditional education has its challenges, online education is also being criticized for being too lenient on students for one.

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The Real Score

Getting educated is not merely a choice. This could also be a matter of chance, bound by limitations that you did not choose to have. Convincing a company to hire you may not be solely dependent on the kind of education you have. This could also be about your ability to present your case better than the rest. So is traditional better than online education? As mentioned earlier, each has something good to offer. Whatever program you choose, being able to make the most out of it and extend its limits will make it the better mode of education than the other.

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