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How Many Students Enrolled in MOOCs in 2016?

February 3, 2017

While massive open online courses (“MOOCs”) are relatively new on the worldwide education scene dating back just half a decade, they’ve taken off quickly -- with significant growth over the past year alone. Just how many users around the world registered for MOOCs in 2016, accordin…


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Rising Demand for Online Arabic-Language Courses

January 20, 2017

Have you been thinking of taking an online course in Arabic? If so, you’re far from alone. In fact, according to a recent Financial Times report, a growing number of people are registering for Arabic-language Moocs (massive open online courses). Just how many people are taking online courses i…


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The Online Transformation of Learning Languages

January 6, 2017

Language education is evolving to accommodate the wants and needs of students to learn online.  Brick-and-mortar language schools around the world join the online movement with courses, programs, and apps of their own.  Let’s take a closer look.


Newly added Online Programs

 MCI MANAGEMENT CENTER INNSBRUCK

Bachelor Business Administration

February 19, 2017
The Business Administration Bachelor program is perfect for motivated students who wish to study flexibly whilst continuing working.

Universidad Comillas

Master's Degree in International Migration

February 19, 2017
The Master's Degree in Contemporary International Migration caters to the need for skilled professionals in different areas related to migration, involves many different areas, and requires specific and complex preparation and training.

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University

Online Masters Degree in Writing for Script & Screen

February 17, 2017
This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry knowhow, professional skills and experience of collaborative working that the ever- changing industry demands. It aims to create graduates that stand out from the crowd, and who understand how to function within a professional environment across different screen industries.

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Five Tips for Choosing an Online Course that Fits Your Needs

February 17, 2017

According to a 2015 survey, a staggering 5,828,826 U.S. college students took at least one online course. Multiply that figure across the global population of online course-taking students, and it gro...


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Online v. On-Campus Degrees: How do they compare in the job market?

February 10, 2017

Location, location, location.  Where you earn your degree matters more than the type of degree—online or traditional.  Are you studying in a well-regarded online program?  Does it have regional accreditation?  These questions matter more than any others for your employer.&n...>


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The Benefits of an Online MBA

January 27, 2017

What MBA program offers you quality courses, flexibility with work and home life, low cost, invaluable tech experience, and global networking opportunities?  You guessed it.  The online MBA.  Let’s take a closer look at five benefits of earning your MBA online. >

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 study 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.