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These Are Bill Gates’ Life-Long Learning Tools

January 12, 2018

Think you’re a lifelong learner? Take a page from Bill Gates’s playbook and check out these exciting resources. Let’s take a closer look.


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Will Your Next Degree Be on a Smartphone?

December 29, 2017

Mobile compatibility has been a priority for education delivery. However, as elearning continues to evolve, innovators are moving in a different direction: “ Instead of designing their material for any device, they’re choosing just one,” says ElearningInside News. Here’s a closer look at wha…


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Can WiFi-Equipped School Buses Close the Homework Gap?

November 24, 2017

Lack of #internetaccess in American homes has been linked with the inability of students to do their homework. Now, in an effort to counteract this phenomenon, which has been dubbed “the homework gap,” some school districts are taking creative measures. One particularly innovative initia…


Newly added Online Programs

The Open University

Certificate in End of Life Care

January 20, 2018
The Level 3 Certificate in Working in End of Life Care is achieved by undertaking the 17 credits from the five mandatory units and 9 credits from the optional units.

Lynn University

Sports Management MBA

January 19, 2018
While pursuing an online sports management MBA, you’ll learn to create an optimal environment for interpersonal and business growth while examining the issues that affect the future of the industry. You’ll also gain practice applying management theory and practical techniques to the real world challenges of organizing a successful athletic department thr… [+]ough the specialization’s internship requirement. This specialization offers a focused, useful set of skills to become invaluable assets at any level of the sports administration field, whether collegiate, professional, or recreational. [-]

University of Southern California

Online MBA

January 19, 2018
As an internationally-recognized business school, USC Marshall is proud to introduce the Online Master of Business Administration: a bold program that capitalizes on the potential of the online format and welcomes students into the greater Trojan Family that is more than 390k members strong.

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How To Avoid Online Degree Scams

January 5, 2018

The online education sector is booming—students have more flexibility and options than ever before when it comes to earning a degree. What does this mean? Good things, usually—but it’s also an o...


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Six Christmas Stories to Read Online

December 18, 2017

The countdown to Christmas is on, and single digits are just a weekend away. Whether you’re already in the holiday spirit and aiming to keep the momentum going, or you’re trying to shake off a case of the bah-humbugs, cranking up the Yuletide tunes and cozying up with a good book can help you em...>


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Six Myths About Online Studies

December 1, 2017

Considering an online course but have some misconceptions? Separate fact from fiction with us as we debunk six common myths about online learning. Let’s take a closer look.>

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.