使用远程学习有许多优点。它们包括：远程学习中心、灵活、易升级、个性化学习的新方法，评估和文件（Cook）。最常被引用的优点之一是灵活性。学生在学习时可以更加灵活，他们可以在学习的时候更适合他们。因此，在远程学习的主要好处是优势，在时间上的灵活性、便利性和位置。克罗夫特）（clark ibanez）。远程学习项目地址，地址灵活的培训工作和生活的压力的现实，这是专业的远程学习的关键利益需求（墙et al.，2006）。（Croft） 然而，也有一些缺点。不幸的是，技术往往失败，可能会停电，学生的电脑可能不支持学习系统，有各种各样的学习系统！学生可以体验ICT相关的问题，包括：不兼容的软件；不正确的硬件；无法正确使用软件和计算机病毒。这些可能会导致挫折和焦虑（鲑鱼，2000；康纳利等人，，2005）。（Croft）此外，它经常讨论，网上学习能带来隔离到教室，学生可以有不同的学习风格和不同的需求。在线学习也可以花更多的时间从学生，以及有许多原因，可以防止学生有效地在线学习，例如，差的时间管理技能。
There are a number of advantages to the use of distance learning. They include: distance from learning centre, flexibility, easy upgrading, individualised learning, novel methods, assessment and documentation (Cook). One of most often quoted advantages is flexibility. Students can be more flexible when learning, they can learn at times which are more suitable for them. So the primary benefit of studying at a distance is the advantage that of flexibility in terms of time, convenience and location.croft)(clark-ibanez). Distance learning programmes address the demand for flexible training that addresses the realities of work/life pressures and this is a key benefit of distance learning for professionals (Wall et al., 2006).(croft)However, there are a number of disadvantages. Unfortunately, technology often fails, there may be electricity cuts and also students’ computers may not support the learning system, and there are all kinds of learning systems! Students can experience ICT related problems including: incompatible software; incorrect hardware; inability to use software correctly; and computer viruses. These can lead to frustration and anxiety (Salmon, 2000; Connolly et al., 2005). (croft) Besides, it is often discussed that learning online can bring isolation to the classroom, and students can have different learning styles and different needs. Online learning can take much more time from the student as well, and there are a number of reasons that can prevent student from learning online effectively, for example, poor time management skills.