The Benefits of Online Education
The main benefit of earning a degree online is that you can earn your degree around your work and family schedule. This means that people who would otherwise be unable now have a way to attend college and earn a degree. However, there are many other benefits of earning a degree online that aren't as obvious. According to PR-GB.com:
Learning online through a distance learning college offers the same quality and degree weight that would be received through a traditional educational campus. Distance learning schools must be accredited, so the school of your choice should offer potential students everything that a typical college campus does, including student services, financial offices, student support services as well as guidance and educational counselors. You won't be limited to attending a physical campus in your area, but can branch off into different states, or even countries, if you desire.
With a distance learning college, every student experiences a sense of equality with others enrolled in various courses and programs, and in a sense, everyone is in the same boat, starting and finishing with the same coursework and restrictions as everyone else. In some cases, this sense of equal footing acts to provide a sense of accomplishment to those who usually have trouble competing with others in a student environment. Instructors are accessible online via email, chat rooms and forum discussion boards, and offer student ample opportunities to communicate.
Students should remember that earning a degree online requires a high level of both responsibility and determination. Students must do all of their work on their own in order to complete their degree and will not be able to rely on pressure from instructors to do the work.