The benefits of online study are numerous: the flexibility to choose when you study, the reduced cost, and the ability to study at home being among the most touted. Is an online degree the right choice for you though? Here are five questions to ask yourself before jumping headlong into online education.
1. What are your goals?
Taking the online route to getting a degree can certainly save you time and money. It can also help you to advance an existing career. The question is whether if those factors weren’t an issue, would you go to a regular college? Do you really want to earn a degree or are you just doing it because it seems easy to do from home? It’s not easy and it requires a generous helping of self motivation, so if your goals aren’t clear enough, there’s every chance you’ll fall by the wayside.