Of later, learning has gone online. There is a whole range of online courses available for students and these are gaining popularity for the right reasons. The strongest reasons which validate learning digitally are the factors of time and geographic location. You can take your online lessons as per your convenience. In the same vein, you need not be located in the city of your institute. Distance learning is what this system is.
However, for some fields like digital marketing, classroom courses are still preferable over their online avatars. Of course, if you don’t have an option, there is nothing much to choose from! Otherwise, you should opt for classroom courses to study digital marketing. There are various reasons why I say so.
Firstly, digital marketing is a dynamic field and sector. In this domain, there are changes and modifications being done on a daily basis, and mostly in real-time format. Online courses are all about studying on a pre-determined format and curricula. It cannot incorporate the changes or tweaks in technology happening on a real time basis. That can be covered in classrooms. For example, if you are learning about an update of Google algorithm in class, the subject mentor can tell you about changes that have happened to the update as late as the morning of that class! That is something that cannot happen in an online course.
Other than the real time advantage, the other benefit could be the availability of a trained mentor during the class. When you are studying online, you get the chance to clarify your doubts, but that does not take place immediately. You have to file a query and wait for an expert to answer it. By that time, your learning takes a backseat and you waste time waiting. In a class, you get a quick and ready answer to your questions and doubts.
In the same vein, classrooms offer a wonderful opportunity to learn at your own pace. That does not mean that you are not allowed this opportunity when you are studying in an online format. But in such cases, the problem is that the time factor is on your convenience and you might feel like procrastinating. In the case of classroom study, the mentor will guide you till you grab the subject, without allowing the matter to drift indefinitely. It keeps your lessons and modules on track.
Finally, classroom courses bring students of various industries and disciplines together. It is a hotbed of ideas and opportunities. You can find employment or freelance opportunities right there in the class! It is a wonderful time to learn something as a team. It keeps everyone motivated and enthusiastic. It creates a dynamic setup, befitting of a dynamic field like digital marketing.