ChristiaNet.com, the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, asked readers to participate in a recent survey by answering the question, "Does the option of online schools make learning more appealing?" The majority of participants agree that acquiring an education over the Internet is a growing commodity especially among those who need the flexible hours for turning in assignments. Bill Cooper, President of ChristiaNet says, "Distance learning appeals to adults who want to finish school, whether they are young or old, disabled, homebound, want to spend more time with their families, or are just too busy to attend traditional classrooms." (http://www.christianet.com/schools/)
Out of 244 participants, 122 answered "yes" to the survey question. One Believer wrote, "I can sit here, in Africa and get a diploma or degree from anywhere in the world, so yes it is!" For some people it is nothing short of a miracle to be able to attend online schools. The Internet has made it possible for those who are homebound to get an education. Some are disabled, can't drive, suffer from an illness, have a busy schedule, or don't feel comfortable in a traditional classroom. Whatever the reason, many have found that this is a good way to advance their knowledge.
Eighty-three readers answered "no" to the survey question. One reader said, "For a more appealing study, you need to meet physically with your educator to comprehend or assimilate better what you are studying," Many in this group feel that learning should be done face-to-face in order to get the most from it. Distance learners have found that instructors in online schools are only an email or a phone call away, ready to help by answering questions, providing additional instruction, or just listening.
Thirty-nine participants were unsure about the survey question. The majority in this group seem to feel that it depends on the person and individual circumstances. One Believer wrote, "Learning depends on individual intelligence and desire." Many feel like it is a good choice for adult learners but not for children. Other points that were made by these participants include considerations towards, tuition costs, the level of accreditation of the school, financial aid, and a curriculum that provides a quality education. For more information, visit: http://www.christianet.com/articles/
ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, receives around one million visitors per month and has 400,000 email subscribers who have access to an online shopping mall, job bank, Biblical and life application resources, free ecards, Christian blogs and friendship communities.