On-Line Education - Research Article from World of Computer Science

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On-line education refers to the use of the Internet for the delivery of long distance education. Electronic education allows people to study without having to be physically on a campus.

As educational costs have increased over the past several decades, the ability to train and educate students without the necessity to house them and provide classroom facilities has become a greater incentive to establish on-line education services. Aside from issues such as expense and access, Internet based education offers collaborative benefits that are not easily attained in a traditional classroom setting. For example, real-time chat room software permits students from diverse locations and cultures to communicate. This almost instantaneous interchange can be incorporated into a course, to provide both a practical learning experience (such as language study) and an exposure to another culture. Hundreds of institutions dedicated to on-line learning have been established. An example is The Virtual...

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