There’s been a lot of buzz about online education and online degrees lately. More and more students are asking about online opportunities for adult education. If you travel a lot or have a crazy schedule (and who doesn’t these days?), it seems to be a no-brainer.
I’ve taught in many online programs and I’m happy to offer one-to-one coaching if you’re making some educational decisions.
Pros and cons of an online education
You can work on your assignments anywhere on the planet
You don’t have to get dressed, drive and park (or take a bus)
You may find yourself participating and learning more because you have more assignments to write
You must be a visual learner with strong writing skills, to get the most out of an online program.
You rarely make connections or have opportunities for networking – a major benefit of any degree program
You usually have deadlines every week or every other week and many universities are not flexible about meeting those deadlines.
However, your biggest challenge will involve choosing the right program. That’s more important than the online vs offline debate. the wrong program can actually cost you money – and maybe even a job. See