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India Allows Full Online Degrees For Top Universities

July 13, 2018

India's top universities can now offer full online degree programs, but some are worried. On May 24, the University Grants Commission, India’s higher education regulator, approved the new regulations for online education. Let's take a closer look.


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Vermont Will Pay You to Move There

June 29, 2018

The land of lush summer gardens, maple syrup, fall foliage, and ski trails beckons. Vermont's government recently decided to offer up to $10,000 for folks to settle and work in the Green Mountain state. Find out how.


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A Dollar a Day for a Business Degree?

June 18, 2018

The US’s largest private employer just added another perk to its benefits package for associates: the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree in business or supply-chain management for a dollar a day without incurring debt. Here’s a closer look at this innovative benefit recently announced…


Newly added Online Programs

University Of The Free State Business School Online

Online Course: Strategic & Change Management

July 19, 2018
The aim of Strategic & Change Management is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to successfully plan, implement and manage their own strategies.

Western International College Online

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology) - Top Up

July 18, 2018
Computer Science continuously changes the way we experience our world, in all areas of everyday life whether it be science, entertainment, education, gaming, communications, lifestyle. This is achieved through the development of new technology and applications.

Financial ELearning

LEVEL 1 – FINANCE ESSENTIALS

July 20, 2018
Our level 1 Finance Essentials course is an innovative inception program covering the elemental aspects of personal finance requirements.

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Starting An Online Degree? Avoid These Five Common Pitfalls

July 9, 2018

Deciding to pursue online studies and picking a program are terrific first steps on the path to getting your degree. However, just because you’re enrolled doesn’t mean you’re ready to start. Avo...


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How Can Online Students Get Mental Health Help

June 25, 2018

As we know, mental health services for college students are critical to student success. So, how does an online student use campus mental health services without a campus? Let's take a look at four strategies.


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Why You Should Earn Your International Policy and Practice Degree Online

June 19, 2018

Whether you want to further your career prospects in business, social policy, politics, public health, diplomacy, development, research or journalism, navigating the obstacles and leveraging the opportunities that arise from globalization depend on one thing: the ability to understand and unravel th...

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.