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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…


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Report Shows Online Programs In Continuing Higher Ed Can Do Better At Retaining Students

November 2, 2018

There's a disconnect between the overall growth of online education and a drop in online higher education opportunities. What's going on? Let's take a closer look.


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Coworking Spaces to Become Study Halls

October 19, 2018

WeWork, an industry leader in coworking spaces, recently teamed up with Flatiron, a coding bootcamp, and MissionU, a one-year college alternative, to offer 2U, an online learning program management company which offers the best of both worlds: a collaborative coworking space that students can also u…


Newly added Online Programs

Online Business School

How To Start Your Own Business Short Course

November 12, 2018
People often dream about starting their own business but don’t fully realise the implications of what this involves. Given the back-drop that nearly a half of all businesses fail in their first year, it is critical that you have all the knowledge at your disposal to make an informed decision about whether running a business is right for you. This i… [+]s an introductory course for anyone who has recently set up a small or micro-business, or for anyone who is considering setting up a small or micro-business or is considering self-employment as a career option. [-]

Wharton Executive Education Online

Online Certificate Program: Business Analytics: From Data to Insight

November 12, 2018
Chances are you’re swimming in data. It’s become ubiquitous. But so has the potential for turning it into revenue-producing action. How do you make that happen? Wharton’s three-month online program—Business Analytics: From Data to Insights—provides managers and leaders an understanding of how analytics can help improve their decision-making process.… [+] [-]

MIT Professional Education Online

Certificate in Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity

November 12, 2018
A digital revolution is currently underway. Technology permeates every aspect of our society: communication, education, medicine, transportation, farming, and manufacturing. Cryptocurrencies are disrupting banking systems. Hyperconnectivity— through communication systems, sensors, wearables, and smart devices—has blurred the boundary between the phy… [+]sical and digital worlds. [-]

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Why You Should Learn About Blockchain Online

October 26, 2018

The Guardian recently proclaimed blockchain to be “this year’s buzzword.” While you have undoubtedly heard of it, you may not know what it is and what it means for you as a student. Here’s a c...


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Six Reasons To Study Online

October 5, 2018

Why should you study online? So many reasons. Here are six.


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How To Pick The Online Program That Suits You Best

September 21, 2018

Good for you! You have decided to study online. Now for the tricky part -- how do you find a place that's going to meet your needs? Not all online programs are the same. They differ in structure, delivery, expectations, and cost.

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.