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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…


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What Online Learning Looks Like in 2017

July 28, 2017

With online learning on the rise, and fierce competition for success, online schools and programs must consider the needs of their potential students.  A new report that surveyed 1,500 current and potential online students offers some insight into the shape of online learning in 2017.  Let…


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Ontario Invests in Free Online Textbook Initiative

July 14, 2017

One oft-underestimated, “hidden” expense encountered by college students while in school?  Textbooks. Now comes news that Ontario is aiming to make college more affordable by investing $1 million in free online textbooks and educational resources. Here’s a closer look at the O…


Newly added Online Programs

Edinburgh Business School

MSc in Human Resource Management

August 18, 2017
Our MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) addresses the increasingly important interfaces between HR and other key business functions, including marketing and communications, information and communications technologies, and knowledge management. Our programme has been designed to help you develop an HR manager’s strategic, functional and personal s… [+]kills needed to ensure that your company provides a rewarding and valued company for all those involved. [-]

GBSB Global Business School - Online programs

Online Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management

August 14, 2017
The Online Master in Tourism & Hospitality Management program offers advanced insights into the tourism industry and provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and interests within the field of hospitality management.

Al-Mustafa Open University

Online Masters in Islamic Studies

August 10, 2017
The mentioned course is planned and presented to give a systematic explanation of Islamic teachings and sciences based on Holy Quran and Doctrine of Ahl-ul-Bayt with an international approach. The university grants Master’s certificate recognized by higher education ministry of Islamic Republic of Iran.

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What is the Difference Between For-Profit and Nonprofit Online Degrees?

August 4, 2017

A staggering array of higher education options is available to today’s college students. And while choice is always a good thing, it can also be confusing. For online students, understanding the...


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How to Become a Good Online Teacher

July 21, 2017

So, you want to teach online?  Welcome!  If you’re already a certified educator, you’re ahead of the curve.   If not, don’t fret.  There are opportunities for you.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the qualities of great online teachers.>


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How To Build A Professional Network Online

June 9, 2017

The network.  Critical to your professional success.  In online learning, building your professional network doesn’t look a whole lot different from traditional learning—the ideas are the same, the vehicle is different.  Take a look at four ways to build that professional ...>

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.