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Advantages And Disadvantages Of E-Learning In Comparison To Traditional Forms Of Learning


  • Mirjana Radović-Marković

    () (Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia)


Internet education is soon to become the dominant form of education in the world. A lot of effort is being devoted into furthering the work methods and communication among students and professors, aimed at bettering the quality of this kind of studying. Moreover, further development of virtual education in the future will depend on the advance of contemporary technologies and the Internet. Having this in mind, the author of this paper has tried to explore to what extent the previous results have been accomplished, as well as to classify the different modalities of this kind of learning and to ascertain their advantages and disadvantages. A special emphasis has been put on the great utility value for all developed economies, which have made great progress in the development rate and in the spreading of virtual faculties’ network. At the end of this research paper, recommendations are given, and further trends of Internet education are established, juxtaposed to the classic forms of studying, based on the latest research results in this field. The author especially emphasizes the fact that faculties with “classrooms without walls” will not fully replace traditional faculties. The value of this paper lies particularly in the fact that it builds not only on the contemporary research findings, but also on the author’s personal experience as a professor engaged in this form of student education.

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  • Mirjana Radović-Marković, 2010. "Advantages And Disadvantages Of E-Learning In Comparison To Traditional Forms Of Learning," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 10(2), pages 289-298.
  • Handle: RePEc:pet:annals:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:289-298

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    1. Oana Dobre-Baron & Alina Fleşer, 2009. "The Analysis of Social Security for Unemployed during the Period 1991-2009," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 9(1), pages 199-206.
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    Internet education; knowledge; syllabus; e-learning; learning models; students; women; USA; Serbia;

    JEL classification:

    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship


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