While Loudon was pleased with the results and plans on using the online homework for future classes, he is wary of limiting or eliminating in-class interactions with students, claiming the students would be hurt by the lack of spontaneous question and answer sessions and problem solving. Beyond that, career experts note that while students might be able to learn well online, they'll miss out on developing interpersonal skills that are critical to meshing in any professional setting. "In a work environment, face-to-face interaction and communication is crucial to success, and therefore the more experience interacting in professional situations face to face, the more experienced a person becomes," says Matt Eventoff, a communication strategist with Princeton Public Speaking.
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