I, Josepf Haslam, loved my online college experience. Of course I was initially drawn to looking at finishing my degree online because I needed the flexibility and convenience. Working full time with 3 young kids and traveling internationally meant that an online university program was about my only option. What I did not expect was how social and fulfilling the online program would be for me. I made lifelong friends. I had great interactions with my professors. All in all I found that the online courses were just as good or better an experience than I had with campus college programs. Don't let the myths about online college programs prevent you from making a great decision. Check out our article below and read through the infographic to help you with your decisions.
Online courses and degree programs continue to grow as an option for going to college.[i] More than 6.7 million students are turning to distance learning as a convenient, cost-effective way to earn a degree and sharpen their skills.
But some myths and questions about the quality and value of an online education persist. Will studying online really give you a good education? Could it help you get a job?