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The ABCs regarding online degrees

Everyone wants to have a good education. Everybody wants to get a degree to have a brighter future and a more competitive career. It crucial not only for people who are well off but it is much more with people who have adequate. Even during the points during the the great philosophers, people might travel great measures and travels through hell and high water to have a bit of information. Nowadays, it is more and more important to have a very good education because of the very competitive nature from the workforce. Because of that need people have come up with easier ways of studying, one of those is online levels.

Myths about online degrees

Like any innovative up and coming fad, there are tons of myths regarding online education. New learning trends over and over are met with confrontation and online training. For online training, this struggle is from time to time experienced in the sort of pessimistic assumptions.

1. On the internet schools are a less reputable method to get a degree. Possibly this myth comes on or even after the truth that we now have many more unaccredited online schools than unaccredited conventional colleges. Alternatively, possibly exactly the fact that online learning is new makes it prone for denigration. The truth is automobile online curriculum is accredited, the diplomas it presents should be appreciated and honored by employers, as with every common degree.

2. A person cant reassign credits from an online degree to a dissimilar college. Numerous people suppose that online courses can’t be utilized in conventional colleges or universities. This is not fundamentally true. If an on the internet education course or program is certified by a regional accrediting business, you can be guaranteed on the web credits can be transferred. In order to locate the details regarding transferring credit among schools, it is most excellent to ensure with the university to which you plan to move.

3. Online learning is easier than conventional training. Online courses, just like any traditional lessons, differ in difficulty. A quantity regarding online courses in fact requires additional time and effort to do well than conventional courses. In many cases, students use up more leisure time on online work because there is no time in class.

The requirements to get an online degree plan

Online college degree plans like conventional colleges often have detailed specifications for admission into a degree program. Some of the requirements for on the internet schools are linked to latent students instructional background. However, some of the requirements for online college degree programs are usually comparable to traditional schools, there are also some requirements that are exceptional to online education like the:

– acceptable instructional background for the degree that you are fascinated inside pursuing

– college requirements needed because most schools have private set of criteria regarding admission into an online degree program, thus if you are attracted inside a schools program it is imperative to inquire with the exact school for extra info

– equipment needed such as the computer which is a very important for the online learning practice since much of your schoolwork will have need of a pc and

– Internet access that is fast and also reliable and often is needed because linking for the online course material will be required throughout the time period of the course.

On the web degrees are not that hard to come by, all you need is just a little hard work and a lot of persistence and before you know it the amount that you are working for maybe closer that you feel.

Comments: 49

  1. Alfredo January 28, 2013 at 4:50 pm Reply

    Are you currently a company? Should you have had two equally qualified candidates and something visited a brick-and-mortar college and also the other gained a web-based degree, which may you hire?

    And have you gained a web-based degree? If that’s the case, what’s been your experience of finding good employment? Otherwise, why perhaps you have elected to not earn a web-based degree?

    Share your tales in either case? Thanks.

    For those who have gained a web-based degree, that institution perhaps you have gained it? Your encounters with this particular institution? Thanks.

  2. Wilbert January 30, 2013 at 8:49 am Reply

    Some people prefer independent study and choose to obtain a degree in the distance learning format. There are traditional schools who offer online degrees in addition to the classroom option. There are also online-only or correspondence schools which offer distance learning degrees. Would you view their respective degrees the same and why?

  3. Catarina February 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm Reply

    I heard that most of the online colleges are scam and must be avoided, so I am not sure whether to go for online degree or not.

  4. Lorenzo March 22, 2013 at 10:48 pm Reply

    I am almost finished with my associates in Health Administration, planning on getting my bachelors at least. I am doing this online at the University of Phoenix’s online program. Some tell me that an online degree is not reliable and that I cant find well paying jobs with it. Is this true?

  5. Wilfred April 11, 2013 at 1:25 am Reply

    I was wondering if i could get an online degree while going to a different collage and majoring there also. I would like to get a civil engineering degree but the collages that offer civil engineering degrees do not offer the army ROTC program so could i be going to ball state and majoring in management but also getting an civil online engineering degree from a different collage ITT? Because the rotc program is a big thing for me thats why i need to go to ball state.

  6. Alec April 11, 2013 at 1:25 am Reply

    We are planning to immigrate to canada very soon. I am a science teacher in india for the last 12 years and has been teaching physics.My question is there any online degree or diploma available we i can do before coming to canada, which will help me getting a job as a teacher there.Any body know Pl- Pl let me know.

  7. Debrah June 3, 2013 at 10:10 am Reply

    I’m always seeing these commercials for online colleges,& I”ve always wondered how does an online degree really look to an employer?

  8. Tiffanie June 5, 2013 at 7:48 am Reply

    I am considering an online degree because I work full time and I am not able to get the classes I need at night at my local university. Online degrees are becoming more popular and are more convenient to obtain for full time employees. My concern is whether employers are willing to hire someone with an online degree as opposed to a conventional classroom degree. Do employers think a person has the proper training/knowledge if an online degree is obtained?

  9. Lesley June 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply

    I’m doing a debate on the pros and cons of online degrees and getting hired after you get them. How do you really feel about them?

  10. Hal June 25, 2013 at 6:39 am Reply

    There are many online degree programs offered on the internet. How can I check if the online degree is accepted by the job market. A school teacher with a master’s degree in education had to pay back her salary increase because the degree wasn’t accepted by the Dept of Ed.

  11. Miguel June 26, 2013 at 12:45 am Reply

    Particularly if that university is famous for providing online degrees, is that a disadvantage?
    I’ve been thinking like, people would recall that oh he graduated from that university, he must’ve earned it online.

    Or is it considered an advantage being a pioneer in online education as well as offering degrees by the conventional method?

  12. Rochelle July 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Due to time and cost, I’m considering obtaining my master’s degree online via APUS. Can anyone who’s seen an online degree on someone’s resume let me know how this goes over when reviewing applicants for jobs?

  13. Arianne July 7, 2013 at 11:08 am Reply

    Are Online degrees looked upon & honored the same way as regular degrees obtained through a 4-year schools?

  14. Hung July 24, 2013 at 7:32 am Reply

    I m considering enrolling to Washington State University’s online bachelors degree in business administration program. I currently run my own small business plus hold down a part time job so I do not have the time to attend the university in person. Would an online degree from this state university be the same as a if i had attended in person?

  15. Alvaro August 6, 2013 at 2:54 am Reply

    First, I am fully aware that an online school should be fully accreditated for the online degree to be respected. However, will having a 3 Year Business Adminstration Diploma first, then transferring credits from that Diploma to an Online Degree make the degree more respectable. Will it be more respected if I were to have a Diploma from an actual college, to go with the one done online. In the end, after the transferred credits there would be a 3 year diploma from the college, and an 3 year online degree.
    The online degree would most likely be a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management, or a Bachelor of Human Resources
    Going the online route, it would only take about a year to do. So in total, I would do 3 years of college, and 1 Year online and walk away with 6 years of education in 4 years. I’d also have a degree to add to my resume

  16. Kurt August 7, 2013 at 8:59 am Reply

    I am finishing bachelor of education in english sometime soon. I want to do an online degree in creative writing. How can i find links to it? What are the procedures and requirements involved in doing an online degree in this field?
    My location is Malaysia.

  17. Carmine September 28, 2013 at 3:13 am Reply

    I have an associates degree and would like to receive my bachelors degree online. I didn’t know if future employers would frown upon an online degree. Also, which online school would you choose?

  18. Sharron October 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm Reply

    I’ve been considering an online degree. I am not sure in what but I have been thinking of an MBA or Masters of Public Health. An online degree for me would be perfect (would allow me to be extremely flexible in my busy life). I got the idea because of Edward Snowden, whom I found out got a Masters degree from the University of Liverpool online, after dropping out of high school and getting a GED (exactly what I did). He’s a obviously a bright guy and if he held positions with the CIA, NSA and BAH, then the University of Liverpool online degrees must be recognized (right?).

    Anyway, someone mentioned that the University of London, online might be better.

    I am not sure which to choose.

  19. Brigette October 13, 2013 at 10:59 am Reply

    I hate when someone asks about a school or occupation and you get all these people posting links to online degrees! Especially for healthcare degrees, i mean it is not possible to get a degree in some fields with an online degree! whats w/ these people? are they recruiters for online schools or somthing?! stop it!

  20. Johana November 4, 2013 at 9:30 am Reply

    I excel at school when I am able to take classes online. Do employers have an opinion on online vs. traditional degrees? Are master’s programs tougher to get into if the applicant has an online degree? Do you know of any nationally accredited online degree programs?

  21. Floretta November 19, 2013 at 2:59 am Reply

    I am currently taking my last class for my associates degree and would like to continue on to earn my Bachelor’s does anyone have any information on which colleges offer online degree programs?

  22. Tambra December 18, 2013 at 10:26 pm Reply

    Do you think it’s wise to get an online degree as opposed to actually going to classes at a university? I’m generally antisocial and I like being by myself. I’m at college now and my favorite part isn’t the people around me, but the idea that I’m learning something. I hate actually being in class, especially with people who could care less about being there. I just want to dig in and do my work instead of getting involved with everything.

  23. Hilton December 18, 2013 at 10:26 pm Reply

    I want to finish my bachelor’s degree. I’ve been considering obtaining it online however; I am concerned with the validity of an online degree in the business world. My reasoning for wanting an online institution is that I work approx 45 – 50hr per week (varying hours) which makes it difficult for me to attend “campus” classes. Anyone have any advice in regards to how online degrees are revered in the business world?

  24. Kiesha December 23, 2013 at 10:53 am Reply

    My son wants to study online and wants to have an online degree for Liberal arts. Which college would be best for him? He lives in Hong Kong now, so which college would be best for him to study Liberal Arts online?


  25. Tristan December 23, 2013 at 11:04 am Reply

    With many universities they offer the option to attend their physical university or to do the program online. However, with most employers there is a lot of stigma attached to an online degree. My question is – On your resume do you HAVE to put that i was an online program? Let’s say you attended the University of Massachusetts Online, can you just list it as University of Massachusetts?

  26. Noel December 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm Reply

    In the job market is it less advantageous to have an online degree as opposed to one recieved from attending a brick & mortar college? What will employers care about most? The related field in this case is health management and the person in question has management experience from past jobs.

  27. Newton January 7, 2014 at 2:32 am Reply

    I knows there is the university of phoenix, an exclusive online school. But I was wondering if you could earn online degrees from sate schools like alabama, and michigan, without having to physically having to attend the campus? thanks.

  28. Lorriane January 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm Reply

    Police departments don’t require a college degree, but it can help you a lot.
    Do police departments generally accept online degrees? If so what is the best online school for criminal justice?

  29. Felton February 2, 2014 at 10:36 am Reply

    Why do people bother to get online degrees when everyone knows that they aren’t even equivalent to a degree that is obtained from an actual college?

    Personally, if I were an employer I would take a person who went to an actual college than an online one.

  30. Chas February 9, 2014 at 1:25 am Reply

    I am recently divorced and am now a single parent. I need to start making a decent living so I am looking for an online degree that would be quick for me to complete. The degree would also need to be something practical. I am also open to suggestions on online schools also. 🙂

  31. Florencia February 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm Reply

    i would like to study a online short term degree course in webdesigning. i am in cincinnati, USA. Is that worth learning a computer course thru online ? i have done a bachelors degree in computers earlier. how good are online degree in terms of getting a job . appreciate if anyone could help me on this.

  32. Taylor February 19, 2014 at 2:44 am Reply

    I work full time now and I would really really like to get my bachelor degree. Schools are very high in the country I’m in now, therefore I’m looking for a degree online. I came across these schools:

    Athabasca U
    Western Governors U
    Excelsior College

    Are they trustworthy? Are they accredited and do they mention in the certificate that it was an online school?

    Does anyone know a university I can enroll and only go for exams? Please help me. I’m desperate and I really want to get my bachelor degree.

  33. Vern February 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm Reply

    What are some good universities that I can get a bachelor science degree online?
    I’m looking for Computer science major

  34. Elizebeth February 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm Reply

    I was just going through questions the other day and I happen to run across someone who answered a question about how an online degree was pretty much worthless in the job world… Is that true? Is it valued any less than a typical degree with this day and ages technology to do online classes? Are there any catches I should know about with online classes I am forgetting?

  35. Shenna February 21, 2014 at 10:44 pm Reply

    there is that university that offers online education ” the Academy of art university”i was interested in the graphic design Program or the fashion design i just want to know is having that degree can make me hav job opportunities at this fields or is it going to be treated just as th regular one the problem is that im a foreigner i don’t live in the u.s and i just wanted to have a degree on something that i like and have a work on the field that i like

  36. Shannan February 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm Reply

    I’m looking for an online degree in web design. I’ll consider a BS although I would prefer a BFA or BA. I’m currently in my second year in the Academy of Art’s graphic design program but have been thinking of switching my major to focus more on web stuff. I love AAU but it’s so expensive and I’m already about $30,000 in debt(and haven’t even finished my AA yet!) so I’m looking for other options. Does anyone know of any good, accredited schools where I can get my whole degree online? My husband is in the navy and we move every couple of years so going to school on campus is not an option. I’ve looked around at purely “online colleges” but haven’t been very impressed. I want to graduate with the ability to work in both web and print, with knowledge of HTML, CSS, Flash, and the adobe creative suite. Am I being too picky? I really love AAU’s graphic design program and was going to just switch to their web design program but I’d rather not graduate $130,000 in debt for a bachelor’s!

    Any first hand experience would be very beneficial! I wouldn’t even mind sticking with a degree focussed on graphic design as long as there were coding classes.

  37. Vanesa February 22, 2014 at 12:58 am Reply

    If you got a college degree online, what is your degree? how long did it take you to get it? and what online college did you attend?

  38. Felton February 22, 2014 at 1:36 am Reply

    Are online degrees just as good a regular college degrees? Can you find acredited online colleges, if so what are good courses of study for degrees earned online?

  39. Joelle February 22, 2014 at 4:02 am Reply

    I want to get an online degree for personal reasons instead of a highschool diploma. So would this affect my chances of getting into the career of a computer programmer? Would this affect my chances of getting into colleges?

  40. Pedro February 22, 2014 at 6:11 am Reply

    So ive just graduated with an advanced diploma in Human Resource management and typically to get in you needed a degree, I however had work experience but now im consiering doing an online program to gain my degree…even an associate degree would be fine. Also in my field a degree is going to be manditory come 2011 to be able to get cerfified. Id like to start working again so im considering doing it online…however when i search stuff it seems scamish to me. Like get a degree for 500! its accreditaed…im not sure how to go about doing it…any suggestions? Am i looking at paying the same price for an online degree as if I was to just go to university?

  41. Adolph February 22, 2014 at 6:51 am Reply

    I don’t think it’s good to think too far ahead, but I need this answered…

    In about a year I plan to enlist in the Marine Corps after I graduate High school, I’ve learned that some guys will take college classes online while on active duty, I’m thinking about doing this and I’m hoping to study police science so I can get a job with the border patrol after the Marines. My only problem is I’ve heard online degrees are looked down upon; is there ANY truth to this?

  42. Dallas February 25, 2014 at 11:27 am Reply

    Just an example there is or something. I am wanting a site where I can get degree’s online from my house. I want one that I can do all of my education needs though from the same source.
    Like pennfoster offer’s some degree’s but what if I got a degree in a specific field but then wanted to go higher in that field I would have to go to another college or online program and find a way to provide proof I had the other Degrees” that were needed? How does all of that work and were’s the best place to do this at online?

  43. Ted February 25, 2014 at 1:47 pm Reply

    Are online degrees any good? Can you really get a job with an online degree? Is there financial aide for online college? What is it like? Please tell me what you know about them. Thank you.

  44. Vernita February 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm Reply

    Right now I’m in community college taking care of prerecs but I am going to transfer to an university when I am done. My question is, is getting a degree online equivalent to taking classes on campus or will future employers not taking me seriously because I got an online degree?

  45. Rocky March 16, 2014 at 8:32 pm Reply

    What are some name of colleges that offer online college degree programs? Are there any colleges that offer online degrees outside of university of phoenix?

  46. Alfredo March 26, 2014 at 10:11 pm Reply

    I’m already pursuing a degree from an urban university in USA, but I was thinking of getting an online degree from an accredited college also at a cheaper rate.
    I have little to no idea about such degrees. I’m really confused on a lot of grounds like :

    1. How will we give the exams ?
    2. Any chances of financial aid for International Students in USA ?
    3. After completing the coursework, how will we receive the degree ?
    4. Can we complete it in very short time like 2 years (Bachelor’s) ?
    5. Can we complete online degrees while already studying on F-1 Visa ?

    I’m considering online colleges like Baker’s (MI) or Unv.of Phoenix.

    A few details, which I felt I should add :

    1. How exactly is Baker College ?
    I’m asking this cause it’s the cheapest & has my area of interest i.e. Computer SCIENCE.

    2. Do International students really get scholarships for online degrees ?

    3. I have seen that each course is 6 weeks long, so can I opt for multiple courses at the same time, which together will run for 6 weeks straight ?

  47. Seymour May 15, 2014 at 2:46 am Reply

    hello so i currently attend TSU a public university in the state of Texas, so i been researching about online schools but all seems to be the same that an online degree isn’t very good especial for social work. i wanted to know is there any public university that may offer a BA in social work online and i also wanted to know will your diploma say that its online degree??

  48. Rosenda June 7, 2014 at 5:03 am Reply

    I’m considering going back to my original university but only in the capacity of a distance-education student as it’s over an hour and a half away from where I live now.

    They have a full online degree program in the area that I want. I think I know the answer to my question but I’m still trying to find some clarity on the difference between the two degrees, if there is even one.

    I know if you get an online degree from a totally online school there may be a difference but if you go to a traditional 4 year university and do an online degree program there is it considered a BA-in-whatever and not, say, an online-BA-in-whatever? (hope that makes sense!)

  49. Charline June 19, 2014 at 3:52 am Reply

    How can you really learn effectively from taking classes on the internet? These for-profit schools like University of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University are taking the seriousness out of degrees. I know that they don’t even require you to take the GRE’s to get into their grad programs…. I feel like online degrees are taking the guts out of what was once believed to be achieved through hard work and personal collaboration. Why do you think most of these schools do not offer science degrees like Engineering, Physics or Chemistry?
    RobWolf, I’m just curious, what type of business do you own and what type of students (degrees) do you employ?

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