the biggest academic advantage to distance learning was being able to do everything electronically. This is great because everything is online in one place and i don't have to worry about leaving my homework at home or at school, because it is always with me.
the most challenging aspect academically to online learning was not getting the same experience with teachers. With online learning, it's difficult to ask for help, and communicate effectively as opposed to in person. This barrier made it more difficult to understand my work and do it the best i can. plus, if i'm in-person, i get to see my friends and be more social than on distance learning :)