University Degrees Online – Get The Facts About Online Universities And Distance Learning

June 18, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Many people are turning to online education to obtain their college degrees. provides free advice and information on distance learning and university degrees online.

It used to be the case that if you wanted to obtain a bachelor's degree without physically being present at the institution providing the course, you needed to undertake a distant learning course. In most cases, those who graduated with a bachelor's degree obtained from a distant learning course were afforded less respect for their achievements than those who completed their studies on-site. The advent of the Internet, however, has completely changed the sphere of distance learning. Today distance learning is a huge industry, worth billions of dollar a year, and you can achieve an online bachelor degree at almost any institution of learning in the world. Learn more

The format of distance learning courses is different than what most students have experienced. The teaching style is more student directed and you will have to become accustomed to these differences. Distance learning relies heavily on technology. If you aren't computer and internet savvy, you will need to learn new skills, in addition to your coursework. Look for classes or workshops on computers and the internet. These are often available in public libraries or community centers. You may feel overwhelmed at the thought of taking another class, but the time you spend learning to use the technology will save you time in the long run.

A comprehensive survey released by Babson College and the Sloan Consortium concludes that online learning is just as good as traditional, face-to-face classroom instruction. The survey also reports that online learning is at historically high levels and predicts that it will continue to grow at an annual rate of nearly 20 percent.

The driving forces behind the phenomenal growth of online education are convenience and demand. Traditional colleges and universities set annual and semester schedules for when classes are offered. This is not the case with e-colleges and online courses. Students pursuing online university degrees can take the courses they want, when they want, and are not confined to any set schedule of class offerings.

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