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Coworking Spaces to Become Study Halls

October 19, 2018

WeWork, an industry leader in coworking spaces, recently teamed up with Flatiron, a coding bootcamp, and MissionU, a one-year college alternative, to offer 2U, an online learning program management company which offers the best of both worlds: a collaborative coworking space that students can also u…


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Online Learning Consortium Will Score The Quality Of Student Support

October 12, 2018

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a collaborative community of higher education innovators, recently released the OLC Quality Scorecard for Online Student Support, a self-evaluation tool for higher education institutions. Let's take a closer look.


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Million Dollar Funding Pool for 5G Education Tech Ideas

September 28, 2018

It's not just online programs that have changed the landscape of higher education. In the near future, mixed reality glasses with 5G capability will transform the way experience all education. Two groups are setting out to use technology to improve middle school education. Let's take a closer look.


Newly added Online Programs

Purdue Polytechnic Institute – Center for Professional Studies

Executive Construction Management Graduate Certificate (Online)

October 23, 2018
Gain knowledge of the foundations of construction management. This knowledge will help you apply the theories and principles of construction management to effectively identify, analyze, and manage construction operations within your organization.

Ducere Business School

MBA Online

October 22, 2018
It is a groundbreaking MBA with 6 modules developed and delivered by one of the worlds oldest universities. In addition, the Dūcere Global Business school provides case studies from hundreds of world leaders, together with a major Industry Project.

Turku University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business Online

October 23, 2018
International Business Online program (IB Online) at Turku University of Applied Sciences offers you a flexible way of acquiring a BBA degree fully online. This gives you the perfect opportunity to combine your studies with your life needs.

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Six Reasons To Study Online

October 5, 2018

Why should you study online? So many reasons. Here are six.


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How To Pick The Online Program That Suits You Best

September 21, 2018

Good for you! You have decided to study online. Now for the tricky part -- how do you find a place that's going to meet your needs? Not all online programs are the same. They differ in structure, delivery, expectations, and cost.


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What You Need To Know About The Digital Skills Gap

September 7, 2018

The technological revolution is not working in the UK and some say that not enough children are getting the digital education they need to make it in college or a career. Girls, especially, are less likely to go into computer science and other STEM-related fields. Let's take a closer look at the di...

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.