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Online Diplomas: The Next Big Thing?

Jun 6, 2008
An online diploma is a certificate given to individuals who have completed an online education. An online diploma could either be a high school online diploma, a college online diploma, or a graduate online diploma.

An online diploma is also known as speedy degree because the student who earned this diploma does not have to be in a classroom as traditional education requires, instead the student receives several course work load as he works on his own pace.

The numerous advantages brought by online diplomas make it very popular for many people nowadays. For those who want to continue their studies, but stay in their job, getting an online diploma is more appropriate. Even if he or she is taking care of numerous responsibilities, the student can still cater to his education. With an online degree, the individual controls his or her time. It's very flexible and convenient.

Before getting an online diploma, the student must first go through all the course requirements. Usually, there's a particular number of credit points or units to be achieved. Projects and exams must also be finished and submitted.

Because it goes against the usual way of learning, online degrees have achieved a lot of negative feedbacks. For people who prefer the usual classroom education, online courses don't teach the students anything, because all they have to do is submit the requirements. Some also say online diplomas aren't really very comprehensive. Even so, many employers today accept this kind of document.

Even if there are criticisms about online degrees, more and more universities are offering online degrees. Associates' degree, bachelor's degree, and master's degree can be achieved from online education. Some even get their doctorate degree from this type of education. Before you enroll in any online course, check first if the type of formal online education suits you. Remember, these degrees can have various amounts of work loads and different class requirements.
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