In my time, a college diploma cost parents an arm and a leg. Imagine what students spent for a four-year degree:
1. Dormitory cost (if you lived far from school)
2. Daily fare (if your home is just a ride or two away)
3. Allowance (food, school supplies, and books)
4. New clothes/uniforms
5. Tuition and miscellaneous fees
That was before the advent of computer.
The modern age has dropped a gift onto our lap, literally.
E-Learning eliminates the first four items in the list above. And it drastically reduces the cost of #5.
I have friends whose children have opted to take their college degrees online, not for economic reasons but to avoid modern-day problems outside the home: smog, traffic snarls, allergens, robbery, noise, accidents, etc. They claim that E-Learning is a modern-day gift and the greatest revolution in today’s education.
I say it is online grace, a wise option, for this tech-savvy generation.