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5 Advantages To Getting An Online Degree

Aug 17, 2007
Online educations are just as good as ones traditionally obtained in a classroom setting, and there are many benefits associated with them as well. Just imagine the benefits and rewards of doing your degree online. Online learning isn't for everyone, but you should at least give it a try to see if it is right for you. One consideration you should make when choosing an online program is whether or not the program will be recognized after you graduate. The vast majority are recognized by the industries they are built for. The advantages of gettting an online education should be clear, but just in case, this article goes into all the juicy details.

1. Eliminate The Ride To School

You will be able to work more productively when you sign up for an online education. All of the time that you would usually spend going to and from school is instead used for studying, or better yet, spending some time with your friends and family. So spend less time doing nothing and more time doing the things you like!

2. Studies Work Around Your Schedule

Many professors can only teach during certain times of day. An online program removes this boundary - students can contact the professor anytime. You will get much more one on one instruction in the distance learning course because you can always contact your instructor by email or video conference.

3. Skip Material You Already Know

- Accommodates multiple learning styles and mediums
- Students can connect via email, chat rooms, or wiki pages
- Studies have shown that students actually perform better in online programs
- Skip over material you already know and focus on topics youd like to learn

4. Get A Four Year Degree In Two Years

Online learning will allow you to earn your degree faster than traditional courses. Most traditional courses are only taught weekly, but when you work according to your own schedule, you could do a class every day if you really wanted to, shaving years off of your degree and allowing you to use your degree to get a job much faster. You will be able to earn your own financial independence much faster than a student attending regular classes.

5. Online Learning Is Cheaper

The cost of online learning is constantly going down and there are even some free courses available. You may be mailed some materials, but the bulk of materials will be available off of the course website. You also won't have to pay for all of the associated costs of going to university - childcare fees, residence on campus, parking, and especially transit fees.
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