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More Women Than Men Study Online in Florida

May 5, 2018

A new report from Florida's Board of Governors shows that more women than men take exclusively online courses. Let's take a closer look.


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Why Instructional Design Matters to Online Degrees

April 20, 2018

A new survey reveals that when instructional designers are involved in the creation of online courses, student engagement increases. Let's take a closer look.


Newly added Online Programs

Clarks Summit University Online

Online Bachelor's Degrees

May 20, 2018
CSU’s 100% online bachelor’s degree will allow adult learners to experience and benefit from the core values of our mission statement as they prepare to either advance within their current employment or transition into a new ministry or career opportunity.

James Cook University Online

Online Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Global)

May 18, 2018
Whether you’re a manager, leader, business owner or consultant, you can drive tremendous growth for your organisation if you have the knowledge and decision-making skills to act quickly and adapt within a dynamic, globalised world. James Cook University’s (JCU) online Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is designed from the ground up for lea… [+]ders who want to thrive in contemporary business environments. You will learn how to tackle complex business problems, identify drivers for business sustainability and competitive advantage, as well as exemplify vanguard leadership to move your organisation into the future. [-]

The University of Law

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Part-time

May 14, 2018
Our i-MA Law* is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to study over one or two years.

Articles

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4 Skills that Prepare You for Digital Leadership

May 11, 2018

Think of the explorers in the Wild West, who faced a new frontier. They had no idea what to expect, faced unknown obstacles, and had limited supplies. What did they have? They had gumption. They had d...


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Everything You Need to Know About Learning Styles

April 27, 2018

Are you a visual learner, an aural learner, a read/write learner, or a kinesthetic learner? Or are there no such things as “learning styles,” after all? While the proposition that we all learn differently has been around for a while, scientists are still trying to understand the degree to which ...


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From Tron to Ready Player One: The Evolution of the Internet Through Film

April 13, 2018

Ready Player One may have had its fair share of skeptics heading into its release, but plenty of fangeeks -- and critics, too -- quickly came around to its “CGI razzle dazzle.” In fact, VR, AR, and New Media contributor for Forbes went so far as to declare it to be, “an instance sci-fi masterp...

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.