Dumford, Amber D., and Angie L. Miller. “Online Learning in Higher Education: Exploring Advantages and Disadvantages for Engagement.” Journal of Computing in Higher Education, vol. 30, 2018, pp. 452-465
The article investigates the advantages and disadvantages of online courses taken by university students. The information was written to analyze whether this type of education affects student engagement in a positive or negative way. It was found that students who took a higher number of online lessons were more engaged in activities that required mathematical analysis or quantitative reasoning. However, these people were less likely to interact with other students and instructors in collaborative work. Dumford and Miller suggest educational professionals take these findings into account when designing online courses or switching to distant learning. By taking these data into account, educational institutions can significantly improve the quality of education and relieve the learning and teaching process. The article was published in 2018 by Springer publisher, which makes it a reliable source. Information from this article can be used to compare and contrast the pros and cons of online learning.
Arkorful, Valentina, and Nelly Abaidoo. “The Role of E-Learning, Advantages, and Disadvantages of Its Adoption in Higher Education.” International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning, vol. 12, no. 1, 2015, pp. 29-42.
The article describes the concept of e-learning, its types, and its advantages and disadvantages for higher education adoption. It was written to analyze the concept of e-learning and how this type of education impact learning and teaching process. According to Arkorful and Abaidoo, the benefits of this type of learning are time and place flexibility, access to large amounts of information, cost-effectiveness, and adaptability to specific learning differences. The authors state that despite some disadvantages such as lack of motivation and self-control in students, online education allows learners to access more information and, thus, improves the quality of learning. Moreover, students can still interact with each other and discuss the material they covered during lessons or talk on any other topic. This information will be used to support the implementation of distance education. The article was published in 2015 in the peer-reviewed academic journal which makes it reliable and up to date.
Aithal, P. S., and Shubhrajyotsna Aithal. “Impact of On-Line Education on Higher Education Systems.” International Journal of Engineering Research and Modern Education, vol. 1, no. 1, 2017, pp. 225-235
The article discusses the importance of implementing online learning in educational organizations and analyzes different online education models. The purpose of the article is to assess the advantages and disadvantages of this type of education and its role in improving the quality of learning and teaching. According to the authors, distance education provides students with flexibility, increases comfort, and saves time. Moreover, online education models such as NPTEL and ALISON ease learning process. Another point that the authors discuss is the personalization of online educational system. It means that plenty of courses, applications and services are available for use by learners that can fit their personal requirements. For example, it includes the language of the lessons and the interface of the platform. This article will be used to support the idea of switching to distance learning. It was published in 2017, meaning that it contains current information and can be used for supporting arguments.
Davis, Nicole, L., et al. “Online Teaching: Advantages, Obstacles, and Tools for Getting It Right”. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, vol. 19, no. 3, 2019, pp. 256-263
The authors come from different fields: Nicole L. Davis from Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management, Mimi Gough from School of Business and IT, and Lorraine L. Taylor from School of Business Administration. The article discusses the role of online education in tourism, travel, and hospitality programs. Other than listing common advantages and disadvantages of this type of learning, the authors list some tools that might help students and instructors overcome difficulties. One of these tools is assigning case studies to the students to practice the gained knowledge and make them more confident. This information will be used in the part where the possible ways to overcome difficulties associated with online learning will be discussed. The article is useful in terms of providing data, which was not present in the above articles, and considering the topic from different perspectives, including studying it as a case.
Alshamrani, Mohammed Saleh. An Investigation of the Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Education. 2019. Master Thesis.
The author, Mohammed Saleh Alshamrani, comes from Computer and Information Sciences field at Auckland University of Technology. The thesis discusses the advantages and disadvantages of online education. The methodology was based on questionnaire for students from New Zealand. It focuses on the students’ perspective and considers challenges, which could be faced by learners. According to the results of the investigation, the success during online education depends on the Internet accessibility and e-learning resources. In order to achieve the highest success rate, content and technology providers have to come up with portable, high-quality solutions that will be applicable for different institutions and different schools within the institution. This data will be used in the part of the project where the possible ways to overcome difficulties associated with online learning will be discussed. The paper is, however, limited in terms of authority, as the author does not have PhD.
Hiranrithikorn, Phatthanan. “Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Learning.” The 2019 International Academic Multidisciplines Research Conference in Berlin. 2019. 14-17. Berlin.
The author, Phatthanan Hiranrithikorn, is an assistant professor at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand. The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of online learning. The main objectives of the article were to discover the effectiveness of online learning and assess the opportunities and challenges, which could be faced by higher education institutions. According to the results of the investigation, students and faculty members suggest that online education is becoming an integral part of the educational process. It also brings low cost, flexible and extra time, and mass audiences. However, without thorough monitoring, the success rate is low. Moreover, there are further disadvantages, such as easily distracts and no class interaction. Additionally, some courses cannot be taught online as they require some interactions, practice, and skill building in classroom. Overall, the article provides useful data about online learning; however, it is limited in terms of sample size, as there were only 12 participants.