Online classes don’t have that stigma anymore. Online
classes have greatly advanced in technology, flexibility and quality. Plus,
earning your degree online is another way to take college classes without stopping your career or your
Take it from us. We’ve been offering online degrees since
the dial-up days.
While there are pros and cons to taking an online class, some false perceptions still linger around online degrees. It’s time to debunk
these myths about earning an online degree.
Online Classes Are
Easier Than Traditional Classes
There isn’t a physical classroom, however the coursework in
online classes tends to be as hard as (if not harder than) a traditional
course. That’s because more and more universities are enforcing the highest
academic standards for all class delivery options—and your professor wants
proof that you’re learning the course material.
My Diploma Will Say That
I Earned My Degree Online
When earning your degree online—or even taking some classes
online—from an accredited institution, your diploma will not say if you earned
your degree online or in person.
I Won't Receive Individual Attention From My Professor
Online class instructors regularly participate in online class
Just like in a traditional class, you’ll receive feedback on assignments from
your professor as well as check-in appointments on your progress in the class.
I Won’t Know My Classmates
No need to worry here. You’ll meet your classmates in online
class discussions as well as when working together on group projects. Some students in online
classes even study together virtually.
Online Degrees Aren’t
As Respected As Traditional Degrees
The curriculum is the same for both an online class and a
traditional class of the same course name. The only difference then is the
delivery method. Employers and hiring managers interview (and even hire)
qualified candidates who earned online degrees for top positions.
Professors That Teach
Online Classes Aren’t As Qualified
Accredited universities hold high standards in hiring quality instructors for both in-person and online
classes. Your instructor will have at least a master’s degree and several years
of work experience in the field. Instructors are also required to complete
training that equips them with the skills and knowledge to support success of
students in the online learning environment.
I Won’t Get Help For
My Online Class When I Need It
Online students have access to a variety of online resources
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