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Rwanda Set to Digitize Education by June

May 19, 2017

Learn more about an exciting partnership between Microsoft and the government of Rwanda that will revolutionize—and digitize—education in Rwanda.  Let’s take a closer look.


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West African Universities to Get Internet Connectivity Boost

May 5, 2017

African online learning platform eLearn Africa and the Association of African Universities announced a partnership earlier this spring which would expand the platform’s reach to at least 10 million African students. Now comes news that telecommunications juggernaut Globacom has pledged to depl…


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Digital Disruption? Masters Programs Slash Prices to Compete with Online Degrees

April 21, 2017

Online learning is making its mark in the digital revolution.  Pricey masters programs are slashing prices—and offering more options—for students to apply online MicroMasters degrees to full-time brick-and-mortar programs.  Let’s take a closer look.


Newly added Online Programs

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

MBA

May 30, 2017
The online MBA@UNC program offers ambitious working professionals from anywhere in the world the opportunity to earn an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler. Through the use of innovative technologies and real-world immersive experiences, MBA@UNC blends the flexibility of a global online program with the rigor, quality and classroom interaction of an on-campus… [+] experience. [-]

Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool)

MS in Information Management

May 30, 2017
Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies offers an online MS in Information Management preparing students to design and manage mission-critical information technologies within organizations.

Syracuse University The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Executive Master of Public Administration (Executive MPA)

May 30, 2017
The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) at Syracuse University's Maxwell School prepares professionals for the challenges of leading organizations in the midst of dynamic global change.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Online Studies

May 26, 2017

You know a lot about online studies—but in the multi-billion dollar industry, it’s important to recognize what you don’t know.  Let’s take a look at things you didn’...


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How Africa is Using Edtech and Online Education

May 12, 2017

From MOOCs to smartphones, the continent of Africa is at the forefront of online learning technology.  The fastest growing e-learning market in the world, Africa breathes a fresh breath of innovation.  Let’s take a look at five ways Africa is using Edtech and online education.>


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Discover the New World of Alternative Credentials

April 28, 2017

The profile of a “typical” college student today looks very different than it did 20 years ago. In fact, given the rise in non-traditional students and resulting diversity found on college campuses and in online programs, the word “typical” may not even apply when it comes to...>

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.