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Online Education and Its Importance

Updated on April 4, 2015

Importance of Online Education

Online education is still a new concept for most of the people, and there has been lots of misconceptions about the validity and importance of online degrees. It was once thought of getting a degree online as less respectable, and of low quality as compared to the regular classroom degrees. But that is not true. There are many reputable online schools.

Online education has been very beneficial for professionals and students who cannot afford to attend the classroom due to unavailability of time and money.

Earning a degree online doesn't mean that you had a low quality education and you won't get a job with that degree.

Earning Your Degree Online

Lots of professional want to get higher education but they cannot give time for the classroom due to their job. Even some students who want to get higher education cannot afford the fees and extra expenses to get a classroom education. Online education is a good option for these peoples. Following three factors proves the importance and validity of the online degree courses:

  1. Convenience: Online education is known for its convenience and flexibility. The student can make their own schedule according to their convenience. You may have lots of work to do during day time, so you can set the schedule of night or whenever you are free for study. Since you don’t have to go to the classroom, you can study anywhere you are and the course work and other communication can be done when and where you want.
  2. Affordability: Unless you live in the college town, the cost of communication and living expenses can be substantial. Even if you live in the college town the tuition fees and all academic expenses can be overwhelming. Paying all those expenses can be a problem for a few students. Online education is highly affordable and you can continue your study wherever you live, so no extra expenses for moving to the college town. Academic expenses are very less, as compared to the regular classroom education.
  3. Quality: Since the concept of online education came to light, lots of good universities have opened their doors for online education. Many prestigious institutions are providing online degrees now. On this day you may be surprised to see the quality of these online courses. They don’t compromise with the quality of education, the only difference between classroom education and online education is the classroom building.

Kaplan University

Kaplan University is one of the most popular online credited schools. Their educational testing service website has many specials with prep courses when you visit their website.

Reinventing Your Career

Too often we find that we need to reinvent our careers for what works in today's world. Here are a couple of links to information on Amazon about starting over in your career and getting that online degree.

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    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      3 years ago from Wisconsin

      Sheila Marie, So true. You really don't need to leave you home to get an education.

    • sheilamarie78 profile image


      3 years ago from British Columbia

      Lots of people study online these days. You can even get masters degrees online.

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      3 years ago from Wisconsin

      easylearningweb Glad you found this helpful.

    • easylearningweb profile image

      Amelia Griggs 

      3 years ago

      Good article, you have made some good points.

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      5 years ago

      I've taken an online (distance) TESOL course, and participated in one of Standford's massive open/free programming courses. Without the discipline of attending a physical class, I found motivation to be a bit of a problem, and often let work/life take precedence. But it's certainly worthwhile, especially to help you become better at self-discipline!

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      6 years ago

      I'm working now and thinking of studying for another program in the near future. It's hard but I prefer going to 'normal school' even though there are opportunities like this which are more suitable with my situation. Good read, though.

    • MartieG profile image

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      I have taken some career advancing courses online and found it to be a good experience-You 3 factors are very accurate :>)

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      6 years ago

      I went to college on-campus for 3 years and 1 year online. I think the year online was much more difficult! I feel I learned a lot from it though!

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      @motorpurrr: Having the discipline is the key.

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      6 years ago

      The great thing about tech, people can learn from home when they have time. Of course they need to be disciplined enough.


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