How is on on-line degree a legitmate document saying that you have graduated from college? It used to be that back in the day you would get laughed at if you said that you got a degree from on on-line program. It wasn’t at all acceptable that you got your degree on-line because there really was no way to verify that the program you went through was legitimate, and if it actually taught you what you needed to know.
Today, most colleges have classes that can be taken on-line, and some schools have degrees that you can achieve totally on-line. Due to the demand for higher education, and the advances of networking on the Internet, it is possible to get your education on the Internet. With the ability to fit an Internet class into any schedule, and with more flexibility to teach the class on the Internet, it is sometimes easier to take a class on-line.
Taking your classes on-line could almost be seen as a way of going green. With professors these days putting entire lectures on-line, and electronic means of both writing and handing in papers becoming the norm, it is more eco-friendly to take a class on-line. Not only that, but with even traditional college students looking to cram classes into their busy schedules, it has become normal to use the Internet to take a class.
If you stop and think about it, most classes could be done over the Internet anyway. Webcams can make a classroom any place that you wanted it to be. Again, with most lectures just put on-line, it would be easier to not have to go to class, and you wouldn’t be missing any of the information anyway. An on-line degree is just cutting through the bull, and just saying that people shouldn’t have to drag themselves to classes merely because the school says so.
On-line degrees can be cheaper anyway. There is less need for a professor, as a message board can subsitute for the traditional study groups, and most of the informaton posted could be found anywhere on-line. I could teach an on-line class if I needed to. With other expenses like gas, books, and room and board taken out of the equation, you are spending less on an education. If your company is paying for you to take courses, it could be even cheaper.
If someone said that they got their degree on-line, I would take it as a wave of the future. I wouldn’t laugh at them, or sneer at them for not going to a real school. On-line schooling can be easier as it tends to be at the pace of the student, and you still have the same access to your peers, teachers, and materials needed. On-line degrees make a lot of sense when you weigh the pros and cons.