As a large population has the access to the Internet nowadays, it is very convenient for the students to achieve their goals while sitting at their homes. There are no particular school hours, as the education is through virtual classrooms, and the students can study at any time s/he prefers to. The online schools enables the students in contributing to discussion boards, with their convenience. There is no issue of traffic jam or weather conditions.
The doubts can be asked to the professors through emails. The parents will be free of unforeseen transportation problems, activity fees, childcare complications etc. The time of the student is not wasted, it will also help those who feels shy participating in a face-to-face conversation.
But as other systems, online schooling also has its share of disadvantages like, the teacher has a difficulty to catch up, if a student falls behind. Internet problem can make a student to miss his classes. A student who is not familiar with the Internet usage will not be successful in using the facility of online schools. It is not always easy to tell whether the students are getting advantage out of it or not.
The students may lack the discipline, which a conventional school can provide. Doing laboratory work online can be difficult. Finally the students will have less opportunity to practice interpersonal and public speaking skills.