Education is big business, and this is why we find colleges and schools mushrooming all over the country. Most of them are not accredited, while some are just diploma mills that sell degrees to those who are willing to pay for them. So when it comes to degrees that are being taught online, the question of authenticity and value comes to fore. There are some schools however, that offer online degrees that are accredited and of good quality. But, even though the quality of education that is offered is good, can students really learn anything worthwhile from online degrees?
Yes, they can, but only if:
Students choose the right school and degree: Most online schools don’t bother to provide their students challenging curricula that are taught by good teachers. There are some however, that are the best in the business. They stand for excellence in the world of online education, and it is these schools that a student must choose if they are to really learn something from their degree.
Students are dedicated: Any degree requires some amount of dedication from the student, and when it comes to online education, the level of dedication must be stepped up because there is no direct competition from fellow students or other incentives from teachers to spur them on. They need to be able to do things on their own, no matter how hard it is or how boring the work is.
Students can manage their time well: When someone studies online, they probably have more than one thing on their plate. So when they’re juggling too many balls, it stands to reason that they must be able to manage their time well or they’re going to end up dropping a ball or more. Online students must find time to set aside to complete their lessons and assignments, preferably on a daily basis, and not put off work till the last minute or until the eve of exams.
Students are determined to earn more than just a degree: The learning process involves so much more than just gaining a degree, and this is why online students must choose schools that are not diploma mills. Accredited schools offer opportunities that a student must make use of if they want to actually learn something valuable and gain more knowledge than just what is taught in their lessons. Online students who go on to taste success in their careers are generally thirsty for knowledge and learn more than they must simply because they want to.
Online or not, it’s not the degree that determines the amount of learning that takes place, but the attitude and determination of the student who enrolls in the degree.
This guest article was written by Adrienne Carlson, who regularly writes on the topic of accredited online degrees . Adrienne welcomes your comments and questions at her email address: adrienne.carlson1 at gmail.com
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