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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…


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Parents Show More Openness to Online Programs

August 25, 2017

A recent survey by HSBC reveals that parents around the world are more aware of and more open to having their children participate in online learning.  Let’s take a closer look at other results from the survey and what they mean for online learning.


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The One Thing Online College Students Crave Above All Else

August 11, 2017

While the word “flexibility” may be the first to come to mind when conversations about the wants and needs of online college students arise, a recent survey of 1,500 prospective, current and newly graduated online-only college students reveals that something else tops the list. Online st…


Newly added Online Programs

Stanmore School Of Business (SSB)

MA Marketing and Innovation (Top up)

September 26, 2017
Marketing and Innovation are like a pair of gears that work together to move your entrepreneurial success engine forward. Ideally, innovation works itself into the entirety of your business culture, and as a result it moves itself out into your marketing strategy. Marketing and Innovation is a great way to learn new techniques for innovative thinking… [+] in the business environment. It also will help participants learn how to drive innovation by generating creative solutions to the challenges. [-]

Florida National University

Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

September 26, 2017
The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice (CJBS) Program is to expand students’ critical and analytical thinking skills, advance students’ ability to communicate complex data, both verbally and written, and prepare students for higher-level positions within the criminal justice sector, or gain admission to graduate-level programs.

College of Saint Elizabeth

MA in Applied Behavior Analysis

September 22, 2017
The online Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed for graduate students seeking to increase their knowledge and expertise in the field of applied behavior analysis; professionals preparing to work with individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and behavior challenges; as well as those who intend to sit for the Board Certified Behavior… [+] Analysis exam. [-]

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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...


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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...>


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Your Back-To-School Shopping List for Online Studies

September 1, 2017

Laptop? Check. Internet connection? Check. Notebook and paper? Check. Really? Yes. Among other things. Let’s take a closer look at your comprehensive back-to-school shopping list for online university.>

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.