Friday, January 10, 2014

Online education is getting easier...

As the internet expands and improves, more and more people are using the resources available on the web, online education is also becoming easier.

Even a few years ago it could be difficult to find a credible online school where you could earn a legitimate degree that would land you a better job or a promotion in your current job.

There are still scam sites all over the internet today, but the number of universities offering accredited programs is growing.

Many brick and mortar schools and colleges are even branching out to offer online degrees. This is doing a lot to improve the reception of online degrees in the eyes of the community. Employers are being less picky about whether your degree is online or offline.

In fact, getting a quality online degree from a good school takes quite a bit of self-motivation. You don't have anyone riding you or marking you tardy if you don't show up to class. You have to be accountable to yourself, which shows a great deal of self-motivation when you apply for a job with that on your resume.

Online schools are also offering new types of interaction not available at traditional schools. In our Facebook age where many friendships are created and maintained online, the chat rooms and interactive technology that online schools offer can be more conducive to our modern lifestyle.
There are, unfortunately a number of careers that aren't really practical to do completely online. These include more hands on types of degrees like welding, art, or nursing. Although, even in fields like this much of the book and prep work can be done online with a small portion of hands on work being done toward the end of the program.

Many schools even offer hybrid educations where you take some of your classes at the school and some online. This offers the best of both worlds as far as schedule flexibility, and interaction with other students.

So, if you're considering doing online school, go for it. Just be sure to do your research. Check to be sure the school of your choice is an accredited school. You can even check with potential employers to see if they have preferred schools or programs for your specific field.

If you are working full or part time, have a family, or other obligations that would make attending a brick and mortar school difficult, then considering online education could be the step that changes your career and your future. Online education is getting easier these days, and it could be easier for you too!

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