What Is An Online Degree


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  • An online degree can be a powerful tool to improve your career and income options. Getting a degree these days no longer means spending time driving to and from school and sitting in a classroom at times not convenient for you. You do not have to dedicate four or more years to doing nothing but living on a campus getting your education. Online degree programs afford the opportunity to easily explore all that the world has to offer with a degree in the field of your dreams and get that degree when it works for you. The online network of online degree programs is huge, though. Not only are there specific online universities and colleges that you can attend, but many of the largest campus schools in the world are now offering online degree programs as well. These programs offer the ability for you to get your education from large universities without stepping foot on their actual campus. The benefits of this are enormous for your education, career, and future income.
  • What Is An Online Degree

    1. 1. What is an Online Degree? Discover the Trends and Opportunities in Online Education
    2. 2. What is an Online Degree? <ul><li>eLearning allows anyone to obtain a college degree </li></ul><ul><li>All course work is completed via the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Students may work at their convenience at anytime of day or night best for them </li></ul><ul><li>Students may continue to meet family and work responsibilities, while at the same time earning a degree </li></ul>
    3. 3. Methods of Delivery <ul><li>Virtual classrooms set up like message boards, forums or blogs and communicate with your classmates as well as your instructor. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology such as web cameras to actually watch a traditional class lecture happening, live or at a time convenient for the student. </li></ul><ul><li>CD ROM learning programs </li></ul><ul><li>Email for communicating with instructors, other students, turning in homework </li></ul><ul><li>Online tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs to share information between students, instructors and others </li></ul>
    4. 4. What can an Online Degree Do? <ul><li>Gives the opportunity to earn a degree to those who may not otherwise be able to do so </li></ul><ul><li>Provides career opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to increase income </li></ul><ul><li>Increased self esteem </li></ul>
    5. 5. Are Online Degrees Easier <ul><li>Most online degree programs use the same curriculum and materials as on-campus programs </li></ul><ul><li>If students do not have good time management skills, it can be more difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning requires motivation and dedication </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why Study Through Distance Learning? <ul><li>Time – many people don’t have time to attend a classroom program </li></ul><ul><li>No travel – money savings – no gas, parking, and no time on the road </li></ul><ul><li>No lost income – distance learners work in their own time and can continue current work situation </li></ul>
    7. 7. Do Employers Accept Online Degrees? <ul><li>75% of employers surveyed view online degrees from established universities more valuable than online universities </li></ul><ul><li>More acceptance of accredited online degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Many employers are offering incentives for continuing ed through distance learning </li></ul>
    8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Online degrees are usually the same degree program as on campus programs </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning affords opportunities for education to those who may not ordinarily have the time to attend a traditional program </li></ul><ul><li>Better known accredited university programs are more accepted by employers </li></ul>
    9. 9. Where to Get More Information <ul><li>eLearningYellowPages.com offers a free directory of accredited online degree programs </li></ul><ul><li>Free eBook download “ What is an Online Degree” </li></ul><ul><li>Other articles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How Valuable is an Online Degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Degrees and Online Schools are a Boon for Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Choose an Accredited Online Degree Program </li></ul></ul>