Do you think online degrees programs are useless?
Some people think that online degree programs are scams and degrees obtained following an online degree program lacks in recognition.
I have a Masters from the University of Phoenix and it got me some pretty cool jobs with decent pay. No they are not all scams at all. Most land colleges offer online courses these days.
It needs to be obtained from a reputable institution, like the University of Holisticity
Absolutely not. I did my entire bachelors degree online, and it counts just as if I had been on ground. However, you definitely want to do your research before enrolling. Some schools are nationally accredited, others regionally. Knowing this could be important in case you want to transfer credits
Online learning isn't for everyone. You have to devote a large amount of time to reading the material for the class as well as projects and discussion boards. The other frustrating thing with online classes is if you have a question for your professor it might take a few e-mails to answer because you don't have the luxury of a face to face chat. I've taken both online and in-person classes and I actually prefer the in-person ones because it tends to be a lighter workload. Also some online courses have a lot of busywork where you read a chapter and answer questions every week and you find yourself just finding information to have something to post rather than truly learning the content.
No way! It's an INCREDIBLE opportunity to gain knowledge and training. Knowledge = Power
I think it depends on one's learning style - if you have a tough time with not having face-to-face contact and hands-on time with teachers, then online classes aren't the way to go. One of my undergrad programs was switched to online format after some personal issues affecting my professor's ability to come to class, and the class's overall performance has gone down. I agree, though, that if it's from a reputable institution and suits your learning style, that it can be as valuable as a "regular" degree.
Course they're not useless, in fact when I did my BA (Hons) Marketing Management degree a few years ago, we did a module on online marketing. Well, I didnt care back then but I wish I did because thats what I do now - if I were you, I would take every opportunity to learn about what is still a young industry.
I think they are just as good if they are from an accredited institution. To coin a phrase, "I got a Hub for that....."
ive often wondered this myself. i am not sure how employers look at them but it seems to me that you could definitely learn something through one. i have avoided them because i fear they don't carry much wait....
Distance learning is helpful now a days, it is best option to get more qualified. Not, all Online programs are scams, but you have to take secure decision before taking admission in institution. Make sure that the institute must be Government Recognized.
Yes - I spent lots of money getting my Bachelors that way. Not totally worth it.
I've got so much farther in my work experience and successes through hard work, work values, and playing a bit out of the bounds (makes you stand out in the crowd - in a great way if done right).
Of course it's not,infact it's the most convenience means of acquiring University degree,is just that,scamers make it difficult to believe the genuine University rendering it online.So, the obtain from an accredited University are recognized throughout the world.
i think some programs are fantastic. you have to really weigh why people want to go this route and see what advantages they offer. if you look for high quality programs though you can get a good education in the convenience of your own home. the university of phoenix, national american university, etc are some that i hear have done very well.
i now hear they are offering some high school courses online as well for students that cannot cope with the normal high school atmosphere due to situational factors (bullying, depression, etc). i think that's a great program.
It depends on the institution from where you earned your degree online.
I wouldn't think they are useless if the school is accredited and if a good job would be waiting for you at the end of your diploma. . .THAT would be the main thing.
No not at all, I think online degrees are useful. Because when learning and studying, there are no class distractions. And chances are you can obtain an "A" average if you stay self motivated.
I am about to start taking classes from Ashford University. This college has an online program. I think that as long as it is accredited school your okay. Just need to be careful. You do the same amount of work as a normal class. So no matter what anyone says, you still earned that degree.
I could not do the Phionx online they told me it would only be a few hours But that was for a OK typer not a hunt and pecker
so 700 to 1000 words took me a lot longer than I wanted to spend for a daily discussion board
But to though that like it go for it most school credits transfer
I would even say I would look at online better than community colledge
I think it depends on the area of study. In the medical field, online degrees are considered a joke. I can vividly remember a discussion at my former job that was making a mockery of online degrees.
whether it is useful or not, it is up to you. Do you apply knowledge online into practices, or whether it is useful to your life, work and so on.
They are useless if you want to acquire practical knowledge.
And no, all of them are not spams. Some of them are useful if you just want a degree.
They are great for people that live in rural areas and don't have access to a university.
It's not useless if you get it from an accredited University. I got an MBA from Colorado State at a distance. I interacted with my classmates and teacher over the Internet. It's the same degree the students on-site received.
absolutely not! I just earned a diploma from the "Institute for Children's Literature" and what I got out of it was amazing....not a scam in the least bit....and worth every second of tearing my hair out
I do not think online degrees are useless if they are accredited by a recognized accrediting body like The Higher Learning Commission. If they are not then they are useless.
That is a very broad generalization; there are some very reputed, lucrative and legitimate distance learning programs ( http://www.independence.edu/programs ) out there. You need to do a lot of research on the college and the degree, of course, to make sure that you don’t waste your time, money and effort on something that won’t be recognized. Since so many people have to work while they pursue an education, and so many others have responsibilities of home and family to juggle, a majority of employers understand that an online program is the only recourse. It also depends on whether you can motivate yourself to study outside of a classroom environment.
Yes, there are some scams but not all online degree programs are scams. Online degree programs are quite convenient and flexible. I know a friend who got an online degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences and is working in one of the finest hospital in the country. Online degrees from accredited institutions are worth all the time and money you spend. Research well before you enroll for one.
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Of course not! As online education helps in providing education at your ease. One can continue studies even without attending classes. Rather online education has opened doors of opportunity for those who had to dropout from colleges for various reasons. Here http://www.superscholar.org/careers/education/ you can learn how important online education is!
Anything that can help with personal advancement is useful not useless. If one decides to receive an online degree one most still promote and market him or her self when looking for work.
No, I don't think so. If you did that properly and if you have the ability then your degrees help you to get better job and success.
I took some classes for an MBA program with the University of Phoenix back in the late 90's. The few classes I took were a joke and I am far from a genius. But, I'm guessing things have changed since then. I remember most employers didn't give too much credence to employees with online degrees, but now I think that has also changed.
no my wife has an online degree
and im doing mine on line as well
iv never even heard of one being a scam
so just check the school make sure its real
and an official sight
and hopefuly your not a fool
go for it
Yes, absolutely. Online degrees don't offer the opportunity for field experience or to teach courses or to conduct supervised research.
It is absolutely and completely dependent on the school and its accreditation. I received a competitive education from a regionally-accredited online university. My advice, check the Department of Education Website and don't rely totally on recruiters and admissions counselors. Also, find out if the school is recognized for federal government employment. All I'm saying is that friends my age are working in factories and I'm playing on Hubpages on a weekday and still paying my mortgage.
They can be OK. Penn State, UMUC and other traditional institutions of higher educatino offer online educational programs but other schools - known to be chop-shops of higher education - will offer an accredited college experience but when competing in the market place for a job against people with a traditional degree, you will find that often you are on the short end of the stick due to the reputation of the chop shops.
If you have good work experience and a solid resume, a UoP degree may not hurt, but if you're trying to break in somewhere, it can be a hindrance.
Online degree programs produce superior workers.
That's right. I said SUPERIOR.
A site called nosignificantdifference lists more than 300 studies showing that distance learning actually produces a student who performs as good as, or slightly better than, a traditional campus learner.
Check out this 2012 study on SCIENCE course with lab, online vs. campus:
The online students received lower grades for the early tract courses. But, when transferred to a 4-year college, and sat side by side with the campus students- they outperform in grades, AND complete more credit hours per semester.
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You should see my review of Ashford University:
http://manfrommodesto.hubpages.com/hub/ … ity-Review
No, in general, I do not thing they are useless. However, I think that the quality of online programs can vary greatly. I am in an online program right now and I think it is quite beneficial. I believe it just depends on the type of program. You cannot judge all by one.
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