The Internet's influence can be found in most everything, including driving. Driving students can now choose between the classroom and online driver's lessons. The decision of which is right for you is yours to make, but it is important to know the pros and cons of each before enrolling in either.
Why Choose Classroom Driver's Education?
Classroom driver's education requires a student to attend a certain number of hours in person in a classroom. Depending on the program you select, behind-the-wheel instruction could also be included once the classroom portion is mastered.
There are several benefits to classroom instruction, including the ability to receive answers in real-time about driving and safety rules. The instructors are certified and can help you understand any material that is challenging. You also can interact with peers who are also learning to drive. The peer interaction could lead to study groups, which will give you additional time to learn the material that is covered in class.
Classroom education also gives you access to updated information. If a new traffic law is passed while you are in the class, the instructor will ensure you are aware of it so that you can have all the information needed to be a top-notch driver.
There is a minor drawback to classroom instruction. The classes are often offered at set times. You will have to find a course that is being offered within your schedule. Depending on how inflexible your schedule is, you might have to put off the class until you have the time.
Why Choose an Online Course?
Online driver's education courses offer the flexibility that is sometimes missing from classroom driver's education. You can likely log on any time that you want and study the material. You can start and stop at times that are convenient to you.
In addition to this, you can review the information at any time. Even if you have passed the quiz for a section, you can simply go back with a few clicks. Since you have control of the pace of the course, you can take your time and review as often as you want.
As with classroom instruction, there is a downside to an online course. With an online course, it is unlikely that you will have the immediate support available to offer help when needed. If you have a question, it could be hours before you receive a response.
Consult with a driving school before making your final decision to learn of other differences between classroom and online instruction.