Distance Learning vs. Classroom Learning

Discussion in 'Education' started by kip2404, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. kip2404
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    kip2404 New Member

    Hi,

    I've decided to attend school for yacht design, but can't decide between a distance learning course (Westlawn, YDS) and an on-site program (The Landing School). I'm sure this is a decision everyone who attends any of these schools had to make at one point. Any opinions on whether a distance learning course is an ample substitute for a real classroom experience? -Kip
     
  2. CDBarry
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    CDBarry Senior Member

    Distance learning is only if you can't possibly do classroom - the informal interaction in the class room, and even in the dining room, is very valuable.

    Also, go by Stevens Institute, at least to see the tow tank.
     
  3. cyclops
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    cyclops Senior Member

    My age will show. Field trips are fantastic for later networking after course completion.
     
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