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More than one-half of organizations (55%) indicated that if two job applicants with the same job experience were applying for a job, it would not make a difference whether the job candidate’s degree was obtained through an online or traditional degree programme.
The higher the position in the organization, the less acceptable the online degree credentials. Four out of 10 organizations (43%) indicated that an online degree credential is acceptable for a job applicant seeking an entry-level position, but only 15% of organizations indicated that an online degree is acceptable for a job applicant seeking an executive-level position.
“ Ordinarily, to say that something is constructed is to say that it was not there simply to be found or discovered, but rather that it was built, brought into existence by some person’s intentional activity at a given point in time. And to say that it was socially constructed is to add that it was built by a society, by a group of people organized in a particular way, with particular values, interests and needs.” (p. 16)
“ A fashionable idea in technical circles is that quantity not only turns into quality, but also does so according to principles we already understand…. There are so many examples of distain for the idea of quality within the culture of web 2.0 enthusiasts that it’s hard to choose an example.” (p. 49)