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African Girls Learning Coding to Change Society

December 14, 2018

This past August, over 80 girls from 34 African countries attended the first Coding Camp in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, for 10 days. The camp launched the African Girls Can CODE Initiative, a joint program of the African Union Commission (AUC), UN Women Ethiopia, and the International Telecommunication U…


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Which Gender Dominates in Online Learning?

November 16, 2018

Online learning opens doors to many students. One particular demographic that’s taking advantage of this relatively new path to college degrees, according to the results of a new study? Women. Here’s a closer look at the findings.


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Five Reasons You Should Learn To Code (And How To Do It)

November 9, 2018

Coding has been declared to be the "most important job skill of the future", as well as being heralded as "the next mass profession". But whether or not you plan on a career as a coder -- and you should at least think about it if you are looking for an in-demand profession -- learning to code can be…


Newly added Online Programs

Johan Cruyff Institute

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management Online

December 12, 2018
The Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management is a 6-7 month program that delves into the fundamental aspects of management applied to sport, offering knowledge and experiences that will help you in your development as a sports professional.

University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Writing

December 12, 2018
The MA in Writing prepares students for a variety of careers in writing as well as for the pursuit of terminal degrees as researchers and academics. This degree program can be completed 100% online or through a combination of online and face-to-face courses.

Eruditus Executive Education

MIT Sloan EPGM - Executive Program in General Management

December 12, 2018
The Executive Program in General Management (EPGM) introduces mid-career managers and leaders from emerging markets to the latest in MIT thought leadership on innovation, strategy, decision-making, and leadership.

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Why You Should Consider Studying Engineering Online

December 11, 2018

Engineering is one of the most sought-after fields of study right now. For starters, there’s the salary. A newly graduated engineer takes home $57,000 on average, a figure that soars with additional...


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How To Reduce the Cost Of An Online Degree

December 6, 2018

There are many good reasons to pursue an online degree. However, many people also have a big reason not to: its cost. The good news? Not only are online degrees often cheaper than their classroom counterparts, but there are also ways to keep costs low. Read on for a roundup of five ways to reduce th...


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Three In-Demand Areas of Focus for Electrical Engineers

December 4, 2018

Electrical engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the technology of electricity. Electrical engineers “design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical systems, equipment, or components," according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, ...

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.