Make no mistake, online learning is the only way to obtain your degree these days. The versatility and opportunities far outweigh anything that a traditional brick and mortar school can offer except for that long hike in between classes. As you pursue your degree on your PC or laptop you will find it very addicting. Networking with students from all over the world, having resources at your fingertips 24/7, and just having the drive and desire to be the best student that you can be will keep you, voluntarily, at that keyboard. What you have to keep in mind, however; is the fact that you will still need to follow a well-balanced diet and engage in regular exercise.
Over the past few years I have had numerous conversations with friends and colleagues related to online education. They all agree that a Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree would really be to their advantage. They also agree that online learning would be the only way for them to obtain their degrees because of working full-time, families and numerous other responsibilities. So, I ask, what is stopping them? One would think that tuition fees would be the reason for most but it wasn’t. This group of individuals was afraid to take the next step because they felt that their computer skills were not up to par.
Is “accelerated” online study really the right place for you to get your degree?
For lots of students, getting any degree online or offline is just something you want to get over with, and the sooner the better. This post is an attempt to get you to slow down a little, and consider the real benefits of your education, no matter how fast you think it should move. Any online degree program is probably going to save you a lot of time over what traditional bricks and mortar education might require. Online study is fast and usually offers plenty of flexibility in planning your schedule and living your life.
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The average cost for students taking a degree course in the United States can top $30,000 a year. It’s a significant sum that can lead some students having to reach to meet the required payments. A few will benefit from various scholarship and grants, but not all are so lucky. With such overwhelming financial demands […]
When you’re in college you have so many expenses that scholarships and grants often do not cover. Many college students try to work their way through college and find that the hours put in greatly strains their college focus, giving them poorer grades and less of the education that they are paying for. Often, student […]
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 […]
There’s little denying the growth of online education in recent years. “Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States”, a collaborative survey from the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board, shows that almost seven million students take at least one online course. Higher education providers can be seen to […]
The benefits of an online education are easily understood. The cost factor is the one that immediately comes to mind, but there are many other advantages to pursuing an online degree. With the exception of perhaps a handful of online colleges that require a student to login at certain times, the majority of online courses […]
There’s a lot to be said for online education. There’s the flexibility, the open scheduling, the lack of commute, not to mention the cost savings. It’s an attractive proposition that has seen more than six million students step up to the challenge. One of the few downsides to online education is often identified as a […]
November 15 saw the announcement of some exciting news for online education. Forbes’ Ilya Pozin went so far as to say the news heralded the solution for the US education problem. So what’s going on? 2U, named by Forbes as one of the ten startups changing the world, announced their plans to offer online undergraduate […]
Each year, Degree Jungle rates the top online schools to reveal “America’s Best Online College”. In both 2011 and 2012, Everglades University has topped the Degree Jungle rankings. It seems this particular university is worthy of a closer look. Everglades University: An Overview A privately owned not-for-profit college, Everglades University has its main base in […]
If you are thinking of pursuing an online education but the cost is making you more than a little apprehensive you might consider studying a tuition-free online degree from the University of the People (UoPeople). Founded in 2009 by Shai Reshef and affiliated with the likes of the Clinton Global Initiative and the United Nations […]
We’ve all been a student at some point in our lives. Whether your point of reference is decades back when you attended high school or you have recently completed your bachelor’s degree in person, you will have some experience of on-campus study. Online learning is a different ball game and requires specific study skills to […]
Online Student? How to Prepare for the New College Year It’s that time of year again. Thousands of college students are packing up their belongings with an undeniable sense of excitement, parents are nervously waving their children off on their first real grown-up adventure, and the owners of truck rental companies are rubbing their hands […]