Posts Tagged ‘online degrees’
Here’s an interesting infographic comparison of the current state of online vs. traditional college degrees — courtesy of realonlinedegrees.com — that combines pros and cons of online learning with an overview of the impact of the current economic climate, plus a profile of the typical online student and a brief history of online education. All with pretty pictures! Enjoy! (more…)
Don’t have time to devote two years (or more, in some people’s cases — ahem) to earning an MBA? Here are schools that offer accelerated programs, and better yet, they’re online, so you should be able to finish them in, say, a weekend or so.* Note that these times are best-case scenarios, and there is usually no requirement to finish your masters degree in these time frames (many schools give you up to five years to complete it). Also, some schools offer accelerated combination bachelors/masters programs that can be completed in five years instead of six.
*Just kidding. More like 10 to 18 months.
You’ve probably seen ads online for quick and easy degrees and wondered what they’re all about. Chances are they’re diploma mills: bogus schools lacking official accreditation that award diplomas and degrees based on little or no academic merit. You might think you’re saving time and money taking advantage of promises that sound too good to be true (“Bachelor’s degrees in 10 days for $19.99!”), but when that diploma proves worthless during your job search, you’ll be out of money, time and luck.
Online learning isn’t for everyone. Penguins, for instance, have little need for it. Even non-penguins, though, should sit back and ask themselves if enrolling in an online school suits their needs. Here are a few things to consider before you jump into the world of cyber-learning.