You can buy clothes, order food, have interviews, and even become an ordained minister online. The World Wide Web has easily become an access point to get just about anything you could possibly think of, even a degree. If you have turned on a television in the last five years you have no doubt seen a commercial preaching of the wonders and conveniences of earning a degree online.
Until now those ads seemed like jokes, an online degree? There is no way employers would take that seriously, right?
Wrong. Surveys have shown that the acceptance of degrees earned online have been rapidly increasing. More and more firms are finding distance-learning education just as acceptable as degrees earned in person. In the past, most employers believed that classes taken online only provided a fraction of the educational experience of that of in-person classes. This view has quickly changed however, since big name school such as Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Duke, University of Florida, and even FIU have begun to offer distance-learning and fully online degrees. Employers are now finding that the web provides just as must substance as traditional college learning.
Now when it comes down to it, digital degrees sound more convenient and way less expensive, but that doesn’t mean un-enroll in your classes and run to nearest virtual campus. Field or profession and time play a large role in determining whether online is right for you. When it comes to fields such as engineering and medicine an online degree is most likely not your best route. Courses that require a lot of hands on training and work will no doubt fall short compared to traditional learning methods. Not to mention, to make up for difficulty of hands on training you might have to pay for more classes, and spending more money is the last thing you would want.
So if you’re considering pursuing on online degree make sure that you earn it from a school that is regionally accredited, locally known and advantageous to your field of study. Often times students get trapped in universities that are simply pumping out degrees to make their numbers look good, rather than providing them with a quality education. To find out more about the difference between an accredited and non-accredited program this link will take you to an article chock full of tips. Also do your best to choose a school that is locally known, even better a school that offers both traditional and distance learning classes will help calm some employers apprehensions when dealing with online degrees.
The world is changing almost as fast as you can load a web page, and education is going right along with it. Earning your degree online is quickly becoming just as acceptable as the traditional college experience, so get with the times and find out if its time for you to consider getting you degree online.