New website to host reviews of online education programs by current and former students

July 25, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Ottawa - Steve Rawlinson, a software and web developer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada created www.OnlineDegreeReviews.org in his spare time in response to the lack of information about online degree programs available on the Internet. The website officially launches today.

OnlineDegreeReviews.org gives the ability to current and former students to post reviews of online education programs, and rate the program based on several criteria, including the professors, educational materials, use of technology, and overall value.

When asked why he developed this website, Mr. Rawlinson responded, "There are lots of websites that list online degrees. But none help you decide which colleges are good or worth your time and money. In my own search for an online degree, I was frustrated by the lack of information, so I created this site where people can share their experiences."

Current and former students to online education now have a place to offer their knowledge of online degree programs to potential students. OnlineDegreeReviews.org allows the user to easily add to its every growing list of colleges and programs. The biggest challenge will be to receive contributions from students and have them write a review, but as the website states "How valuable would a review of your program have been to you before you enrolled? What costly mistakes might you have avoided?"

Potential students also have a place to voice their concerns and to get advice from their peers regarding online education in OnlineDegreeReviews.org's interactive community forums. Itís a place where people can share their knowledge of online degrees, experiences, and steps they took when considering distance learning as a viable way to further their education.

"The site is still relatively new," explains Mr. Rawlinson "but I think even a small number of quality reviews are very useful. As time goes on I hope this site becomes the place for trusted online degree information."

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For more information please visit www.OnlineDegreeReviews.org