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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Perception of Online Education

You've done the research and you've seen the numbers. You've calculated the cost and the time required. Earning your degree online is not only reasonable, it might be your best option considering the flexibility and cost savings. So why are you still hesitating? Because you still have one very important concern...

How much credibility does an online education hold with employers?

Well, according to employers, plenty.

Competitive employees realize the necessary skills and adaptability required by future employers. In the 21st century business environment, employees are expected to constantly keep up with the latest technology.

There are many misconceptions about online degrees. Some believe it is just 'at-home' education, or 'by yourself' education. However, in reality an online degree means learning via multimedia presentations, streaming lectures, audio files, and websites, all of which increase your competitive edge by providing solid skills necessary in the modern business world.

Online education programs provide valuable experience through internet applications, information research, and peer/professor communication. Students learn new technologies and skills via hands-on learning.

Simply put, an online education prepares you with real world skills using real world technology.


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