Face-to-Face Learning

Face-to-Face Learning

Face-to-face education involves traditional classroom learning. Students who study at a face-to-face learning institute attend classes daily. Classes vary from early morning to afternoon lessons.  

Face-to-face learning institutions also offer students the option to study part-time. Part-time classes usually take place in the evenings. 

Advantages of face-to-face education

  • The lecturer supplies study notes in class, and additional notes can be taken to help you pass your exams. 
  • You can share and compare notes with your classmates.
  • Your questions get answered in real time, which means you don’t have to wait for the lecturer to get back to you.
  • The lecturer may point out important sections in the textbook, which can help you prepare for your exams.
  • Attending classes and speaking to a lecturer, would feel like you get your money’s worth.
  • You do not have to worry about setting up your own schedule. The institute will give you a timetable with your class dates and times.
  • Assignments are handed in personally, which means you do not have to worry about your work getting lost or not handed in.
  • You can get feedback on your assignments and exams in real-time. No long waiting periods.
  • The lecturer only has a certain amount of time to get through subjects. If you cannot keep up with the rest of the class, you will have to schedule extra classes, which could cost you extra money.
  • Due to time constraints in class, the lecturer cannot answer each and every student’s questions. 
  • You will have to carry your textbooks to class every day. They tend to be heavy.
  • If you forget a textbook or your class notes at home, you will either have to get along without it, or ask a fellow student to share his/her books with you. 
  • Face-to-face tuition can be quite expensive. 
  • Textbooks are rarely included in the course price, which means you will have to pay for it out of your own pocket. Extra expenses. 
  • You will have to spend additional money on travelling and secure parking.
  • Face-to-face classes are at set times. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to book an extra class to catch up.
  • Classes vary from early morning to afternoons. If you have a day-time job or other responsibilities, it might not fit into your schedule.
  • Damelin College
  • Northlink College
  • Boston College
  • Prestige Academy
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Free State
  • North West University

Disadvantages of face-to-face education

  • The lecturer only has a certain amount of time to get through subjects. If you cannot keep up with the rest of the class, you will have to schedule extra classes, which could cost you extra money.
  • Due to time constraints in class, the lecturer cannot answer each and every student’s questions. 
  • You will have to carry your textbooks to class every day. They tend to be heavy.
  • If you forget a textbook or your class notes at home, you will either have to get along without it, or ask a fellow student to share his/her books with you. 
  • Face-to-face tuition can be quite expensive. 
  • Textbooks are rarely included in the course price, which means you will have to pay for it out of your own pocket. Extra expenses. 
  • You will have to spend additional money on travelling and secure parking.
  • Face-to-face classes are at set times. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to book an extra class to catch up.
  • Classes vary from early morning to afternoons. If you have a day-time job or other responsibilities, it might not fit into your schedule.

Where can I study face-to-face courses?

  • Damelin College
  • Northlink College
  • Boston College
  • Prestige Academy
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Free State
  • North West University

 

 

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