Online vs classroom learning (infographic)

24 Nov 2012

Online learning is more beneficial than traditional books-and-chalkboard learning. That’s the gist of an infographic that compares the two learning styles.

The infographic designed by Ben Arboleda that’s published on compares the two learning styles side by side, offering the positive aspects of online learning and the not-so-positive aspects of traditional learning in the classroom.

The infographic is on to something, though, more and more institutions are adopting e-learning. Just recently, in Newbridge, Co Kildare, for instance, students at Patrician Secondary School posted questions from their classroom PCs using the online TV-streaming service Aertv to the winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Prof Mario Molina, when he delivered a lecture on climate change at Dublin City University.

Such course interaction is one of the benefits of online learning the infographic points out, compared to passive course materials in a traditional learning environment.

Other advantages to online learning, according to the infographic, are a positive study environment, as opposed to more daydreaming and less learning in a traditional classroom; and freedom to study when the student is ready versus being locked into a strict schedule.


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic