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Digital Disruption? Masters Programs Slash Prices to Compete with Online Degrees

April 21, 2017

Online learning is making its mark in the digital revolution.  Pricey masters programs are slashing prices—and offering more options—for students to apply online MicroMasters degrees to full-time brick-and-mortar programs.  Let’s take a closer look.


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Online Learning Lends Accessibility to Malawi

April 4, 2017

Malawi joins Africa’s push for online learning by offering online distance learning programs through a partnership among two public universities and the World Bank.  Learn more.


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Are Online Courses Moving Toward Humanization?

March 24, 2017

Online learning offers many advantages to today’s flexibility-craving 21st century students. However, it also has its challenges. Topping the list of concerns for many online prospective online students? Lack of humanization. The good news? Colleges like Cal State Channel Islands are leading t…


Newly added Online Programs

London School of Business and Finance  (LSBF)

ACCA Online + MA Online

April 27, 2017
Take your career further by adding the advanced business skills of an MA in Finance and Investment to your ACCA qualification. Combining the two means not only joining one of the world's largest accounting bodies, but also gaining the ability to push organisations forward through key financial decisions and strategies.

Allensbach University

Online Certificate Business English

April 25, 2017
The certificate includes the module "Business English" of the Bachelor Business Administration (B.A.). If you successfully complete the certificate you can directly continue with the Bachelor's program without losing any time.

LaGrange College

Master of Arts in Strength and Conditioning (Online)

April 24, 2017
The one and a half year, fully online Master of Art program focuses on the same research-based content as the M.S. program, but is specifically designed and tailored for full-time professional strength coaches.

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Think Online Studies Are Only for Degrees? Think Again.

April 14, 2017

Have a hobby?  Want a hobby?  Don’t know how to get started?  Consider taking an online course.  They’re not just for students in degree programs—they’re fo...


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How To Create Your First Online Course

March 31, 2017

Creating an online course isn’t as easy as it sounds, but it’s well worth it.  Inspired design and thoughtful communication will allow you to manage step one of teaching any course: establish a positive relationship with your students.  Let’s take a closer look.>


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How to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day Online

March 17, 2017

Virtual Guinness?  Not so fast.  Although Saint Patrick’s Day is often associated with the copious consumption of alcohol, it’s rooted in the love of family and friends.  Not with them?  Don’t worry.  You can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day online this ...>

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.