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Posted May 08, 2015 by

Why You May Want to Consider Earning Your Degree Online: Personal Perspective of a Doctoral Candidate

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Deborah Anderson

Years ago, when you stated that you were going to earn a degree online, it was not surprising to have someone respond with a question of whether or not the degree is legitimate. Or, worse yet, were you “purchasing” the degree (which obviously isn’t a degree at all).

Nowadays, it is not unusual to have online opportunities to earn a degree, from the Bachelors, to Graduate School with the Masters and even the Doctorate. There are respectable schools from the known-for-online, like University of Phoenix and Capella University, to the brick-and-mortar schools. Yes, even the state universities have arrived and have opportunities for people to go to school “online.” (more…)

Posted April 07, 2015 by

Put Time Back on Your Side: Time Management Tips for Online Students

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

When taking online classes, there’s no one around to tell you what to do — but there’s no one to hear you scream, either. Time management is more essential for the online student, because typically you’re taking classes around distractions like work and family life. Of course, you have the full intention of prioritizing school, but who can concentrate on Econ homework when the baby is crying? This is exactly why so many distance learners have a rough time keeping up.

With that in mind, here are seven tips to help you keep your eyes on the prize. (more…)

Posted September 17, 2013 by

Three ways online students can be as social as on-campus students

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Three female students who are surprised while looking at a laptop computer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Online college can feel isolating sometimes.

Without the physical presence of the campus, students and professors, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on the college experience. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can earn an online degree and still enjoy many of the social benefits of being in college.

Here are three ways online students can be as social as on-campus students. (more…)

Posted June 24, 2013 by

Going Back to School? Consider an Online Degree

Ashley Dunlap

Ashley Dunlap

If you are considering going back to school, you should definitely take into consideration the benefits of earning a degree online. For those of you with children, as well as those of you who are already working professionals, online courses could be a smooth transition for you and fit in your lifestyle.

There are benefits on both sides of the table, but an online degree for returning students can outweigh traditional, on-campus education in certain circumstances. Continue reading for my top 4 list of benefits of an online degree. (more…)

Posted May 24, 2013 by

8 Reasons Students are Choosing Online Schools Rather Than a Traditional Education

You’ve likely heard how online schools are increasing in enrollment by 40 percent, even as brick and mortar institutions see no growth at all in their student bodies. Want to know why? Here are the top reasons cited by online students for their decision to get an education via the Internet. (more…)