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Graduates Use Apps to Transition to Post-College Life

October 13, 2017

Recent grad? Feeling overwhelmed with adulthood? Try one of these apps to help you find a place to live, people to hang out with, stuff to do, and manage your money. Let’s take a closer look.


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What Seemingly Small Thing is Hindering Higher Education Attainment in Rural America?

September 29, 2017

Many factors come into play when it comes to the subject of widening access to higher education. Now comes new research from the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida indicating that one lesser-known issue may be hindering degree attainment and economic development in the US state of Flor…


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Incarcerated Students Find Hope in Technology

September 15, 2017

Given research indicating the link between education and reduced recidivism in prison, the case for educating inmates is a strong one. Now, a new tablet-based education platform is making it easier than ever to help inmates gain access to education, according to a recent Huffington Post article. Her…


Newly added Online Programs

GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society

Online PgC in Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Executives

October 16, 2017
Build on your expertise & develop your strength as an HR leader who actively drives business strategy & improves your organisations capacity for change. Our CPD course combines online study with 2-day workshops that build your professional network.

Cyprus University of Technology - Language Center

Master in Computer Assisted Language Learning

October 18, 2017
The programme aims to meet the needs of the local community and language teachers worldwide.

La Trobe Online

Bachelor of Applied Business (Management)

October 17, 2017
The Bachelor of Applied Business will provide you with a broad foundation of business skills required for a range of roles in the business world. This Degree will also enable you to establish a strong foundation in leadership and entrepreneurial skills, enhancing your ability to think innovatively and work effectively with a diverse workforce, in a… [+] modern digital world. [-]

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Why Pursue Online Studies in Retail Banking

October 6, 2017

When you withdraw money from a local ATM or apply online for a personal bank loan, you may not give the mechanisms behind these processes much thought. However, these (along with an extensive range of...


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Are Online Studies A Solution For Prisoners?

September 22, 2017

With online education on the rise, experts are looking to the field as an option for prison education.  Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and pitfalls of online studies as a solution for prisoners.>


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Efficient Peer Review Strategies for Online Courses

September 4, 2017

If you’re in an online course and you’re writing papers, then you’ll probably participate in a peer review if you haven’t already.  Never done a peer review?  Don’t fret.  We’ve got you covered.  Let’s take a closer look at efficient peer...>

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.