A virtual classroom is where you have several students from all over the world receiving and sharing their study material online. It means that they can interact as if they are in the same classroom together. Studying in a virtual classroom has the following important benefits:
1. Low cost/affordable
The student only needs to have a computer, tablet or smartphone to start studying. Internet is important.
You do not need to have any fancy clothes or a car. You study in the privacy of your own home and can have your own office or corner to study.
2. Environmentally friendly
Studying online is the way to go if you want to go green. There is no travelling and no fuel gasses from more cars on the road, which means that it is safer for the environment.
You limit the use extra paper and save a few trees.
There are no buildings to maintain and clean with harmful detergents.
3. Can access an expert in another place/country
If you are living in a third world country with little possibility of having an expert as a teacher, you will get it online.
4. Getting to know other cultures
With online studying, you can make friends from different cultures. It will open the world to you and put you directly in contact with other people with the same interests. You get new job opportunities in this way.
5. Large groups of students at once
There is no limits to how many students there are in the class. No problems with logistics and parking. There are also no complicated class schedules, making it much easier to accommodate every student.
Virtual classrooms are not just good for putting the student in contact with other students and experts. It saves money and is good for the environment. There is no extra logistical problems of where to stay and how to get there. It is surely the way to go in the future.