Earlier this week we talked about whether or not distance learning is a good fit for you. Even if you passed our five-question "quiz" with flying colors, there's another factor that any would-be student needs to consider: Cost. The viability of financial aid is a major factor for many students in selecting a school, and online schools are no different. In fact, a new study … [Read more...] about Financial Aid for Online Degrees
Thanks in large part to the recession, the distance learning world is booming. Many job seekers are deciding to wait out the recession in the classroom -- virtual classroom, that is. And even those with secure jobs are buttressing their resumes with advanced degrees or certifications that they can earn online. The number of distance learners has climbed exponentially over the … [Read more...] about Is an Online Degree Right for You? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions.
I was always taught that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but apparently there is. If by "lunch", you mean food for your mind. There are thousands of free online sources of education material being posted for anyone and everyone to take advantage of. If you're looking to get a first-rate education for free, check out some of these resources (I've been doing the same … [Read more...] about 5 Great Sites for Free Online Learning
Are you thinking about enrolling in an online class? You'll be in good company. According to a report by the Sloan Consortium more than one in four students takes at least one distance learning class. The study, called Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, found a double-digit jump in the number of online students in just one year. It keeps going … [Read more...] about Enrollment in Online Classes on the Rise