The Biggest Myths (And Realities) Of Online Learning

If you haven’t taken an online course yourself, have you ever wondered what online learning is really like? While the online learning platforms used from school to school may differ slightly, online learning offers more than what most people would think. The handy infographic below takes a look at some of the common myths about online learning, following them up with a more accurate representation, as well as some of the things that online learning offers students, regardless of age or the subject that they’re studying.

Learning About Online Learning

Myths vs. Reality

M: Students don’t take learning seriously

R: Students are more engaged with their learning and with their teachers

M: Online learning is easy and students are isolated

R: Online learning is challenging, and many students participate in in-person meetings with their peers

M: Online students just play games and have little interaction

R: Students engage with challenging content and frequent interaction

Advantages of Online Education

  • Customization – adaptive learning with individual pathways
  • Motivation- more engaging content with an emphasis on modalities that produce persistence
  • Equalization – 24/7/365 access to quality content and great teachers for all students



  1. ParallelBranch

    September 26, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Online learning enable the student to make more comfirtable to grasp all the information about anything from the different media.This leads to improve the technical skills,problem solving skills.This is a nice post.

  2. Heather Novack

    November 15, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I, myself is doing an online education course at Freedom Business School, California to attain a real estate license. I’ve enrolled my kid for online learning and it keeps him busy all day. He is showing great interest in the program cos the learning procedure is really fun. He is able to learn through different media, different styles like listening to various audio clips and learning, visual learning and through experience or performing method.