Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Learning
What Makes Virtual Schools So Tempting for Teens?
Disadvantages of Distance Learning
Recent anecdotal evidence provided by one virtual school from one live cyber school indicates that, while socialization may be different, it is not necessarily lacking. It is also recommended that students enrolled in virtual schools be involved in social activities outside school, much like home-schooled children.
Another perceived disadvantage to distance learning is the added challenge of staying focused while in the home environment, and many students report that staying on task is the most difficult aspect of learning online.