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Online Degree Programs

Online degree programs allow those with time or lifestyle constraints to further their education without having to attend classes at physical campus locations. Online education allows you to schedule your education around YOU.

No more long-distance commutes to and from campus, no more scheduling conflicts between work and school, no more sacrificing time with family and friends. Online degree programs are truly flexible.

Online distance education: Traditional courses are adapted for online delivery so that your online degree experience is in no way compromised. In fact, online distance education programs may often offer a wider variety of classes than traditional schools!

An online distance education course is similar to a traditional classroom course in that:

  • Students all begin a particular class at the same time.
  • Students can visit the school's website and log in to find class-related materials like syllabi, assignments, notes and discussion threads.
  • Generally, distance education classes do not meet at specified times or locations, so students need to be self-motivated to complete their coursework and assignments on time.

Students taking on line education courses have access to and can communicate with trained instructors and other students via email and bulletin board threads. Sometimes, live chat sessions are available. Students can maximize the on line education experience by scheduling regular interactions with their instructors and classmates.

As you may have guessed by now, the average online degree program student is fairly comfortable browsing the web and not intimidated by common distance education course technologies:

  • threaded discussion areas
  • chat rooms
  • file transfer (upload/download) areas

That being said, the average participant in online education is not a computer genius, and many courses offer a substantial amount of online help.

In the end, online degree programs are about convenience and flexibility, and in that sense they offer tremendous advantages over traditional classroom education.


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