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Why Geography is Important to Online Students

August 10, 2018

New results from a recent study show that despite the "anywhere" appeal of online learning, most students stick close to home. Let's take a closer look.


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Major Investors Target China's Online Education Platforms

July 27, 2018

Online education is taking off across the globe. One place it's taking off and investors are biting? China. Let's take a closer look.


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India Allows Full Online Degrees For Top Universities

July 13, 2018

India's top universities can now offer full online degree programs, but some are worried. On May 24, the University Grants Commission, India’s higher education regulator, approved the new regulations for online education. Let's take a closer look.


Newly added Online Programs

Southampton Data Science Academy

AI and Machine Learning for Business - an online course

August 19, 2018
The course is organised according to a framework of core AI capabilities. It follows a problem-based learning approach, where each AI capability is discussed in the context of business case study. It covers a mix of learning materials, including short video tutorials, guided walkthroughs, presentations, online exercises and further reading and has been… [+] designed to enable professionals in the public and private sectors to gain the knowledge and skills that allow them to understand how to use AI in their organisation. [-]

TU Delft Open & Online Education

Online Course: An Introduction to Credit Risk Management

August 17, 2018
Imagine that you are a bank and a main part of your daily business is to lend money. Unfortunately, lending money is a risky business - there is no 100% guarantee that you will get all your money back. If the borrower defaults, you will face losses in your portfolio. Or, in a bit less extreme scenario, if the credit quality of your counterparty deteriorates… [+] according to some rating system, the loan will become more risky. These are typical situations in which credit risk manifests itself. [-]

University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business

Online M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services

August 16, 2018
The Online M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is an ideal program for students who are searching for a highly-flexible, AACSB Accredited, accounting program geared toward the working professional.

Articles

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Will E-Learning Eliminate Snow Days?

August 20, 2018

Hold your breath. Snow days may be a thing of the past...


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Can You Really Study Online Using a Mobile Device?

August 3, 2018

As mobile technology reaches the far corners of the world, it allows more people more access to the internet--and to online learning. Let's take a closer look at how mobile devices make an impact on online learning--and what you should consider before you start an online program.


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Starting An Online Degree? Avoid These Five Common Pitfalls

July 9, 2018

Deciding to pursue online studies and picking a program are terrific first steps on the path to getting your degree. However, just because you’re enrolled doesn’t mean you’re ready to start. Avoid these five pitfalls in order to hit the ground running and get the most out of your online studie...

Online Study Possibilities

What are online studies?
Online studies are higher education courses, programs and degrees that are offered online. Some online courses are hosted exclusively through digital platforms, while others include remote learning and on-campus elements. Online studies are practical and often very flexible, allowing students to study when, where and in ways that are more convenient than traditional on-campus offerings. Online studies range from individual courses and certificates to full degree offerings and study options for specific industries and career fields. Many traditional institutions offer online studies alongside their physical course offerings, but the popularity of online studies has led the development of many online-only institutions.

What are the benefits of online studies? Online studies are ideal for working professionals and for individuals who have personal situations that make it difficult to pursue full-time, on-campus studies. Online courses and degrees are often flexible and some can be completed at the student’s own pace. The variety of online study options means that there are options for every student. Online studies have become very popular and are now offered by both traditional “brick-and-mortar” institutions and exclusively online providers. Students interested in online study opportunities will find a wealth of subjects, instructional methods, schedules, costs, and credentials.

What subjects are offered online?
Nearly every subject and degree can be found as an online study option. Online studies range from career-building courses to full degrees such as undergraduate, master, and PhD level programs. You will also find online programs in specific career fields like law, medicine and business.

What kind of career can you expect with online studies?
In recent years, online studies have increased in popularity and online degrees, certificates and qualifications are now widely recognized by both employers and higher education institutions. As with “brick-and-mortar” institutions, it is important to consider the reputation and accreditation status of your chosen school or program.

How much does it cost to study online?
The cost of studying online varies from program to program, though in many cases online studies can be less expensive than comparable on-campus offerings. Online program fees are set by the school or program provider and the institution, location, program format and field of study can have an impact on the cost. Some programs offer financial assistance and, in some instances, online study options can qualify for student financing programs like grants and loans. It is important to contact the course or program provider to find out more about the costs associated with the program of your choice.

What are the pre-requisites for online studies?
As with traditional, on-campus programs, the prerequisites for online studies vary from program to program. For higher-level degrees like online master’s or PhDs, applicants will often be required to have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree. Make sure to contact each school or provider with questions about prerequisites.

How long does it take to complete online studies?
Online studies can vary in length and method of instruction. In some cases, the flexible nature of online study options means that they can be completed as quickly or slowly as the individual student desires. One benefit of studying online is that many programs offer the opportunity to study at an accelerated rate, or to study at your own pace. It is important to contact individual programs to enquire about the length of a program and the method of instruction.

Why should I consider online studies?
Online studies are an ideal way for modern, connected individuals to enhance their careers, gain new skills, earn degrees, and complete their education. The flexible nature of online studies make them the perfect option for busy professionals who want to gain more experience or move into a different sector or position. For students looking for full-degree offerings, online studies offer the opportunity to study without boundaries. Read more about online study options here.