August 7, 2014

What You Need To Know About Distance Learning

What’s holding you back from going back to school? Is it the time commitment? The financing? The room and board? The location? Unfortunately, these are stopping lots of people from going back to school to earn a degree.

Luckily, the Internet and technology are here to help. The simple solution to earning a degree is via distance learning. Distance learning is education that does not take place in the traditional classroom. Instead, students can learn from the comfort of their homes or locations of their choice via the Internet in a virtual classroom.

Don’t miss the Distance Learning Guide on JobMonkey.

Distance learning has been around for a long time, but with the integration of modern day technology it has really started to boom. Do you have what it takes to learn online? Is distance learning right for you?

Before you weigh the the pros and cons of distance learning, here are a few things you need to know about about distance learning:

  • All Levels Of Academics – What type of degree are you seeking? Bachelor? Associates? Masters? Doctorates? You can earn an accredited degree at all levels via distance learning.
  • Schools – Oregon State. Colorado State. Harvard. Yale. DeVry. Chatham. University of Florida. University of Michigan. It’s an endless list of schools that offer distance learning.
  • Focuses – Business, Nursing, Statistics, Computer Programming, Writing, Criminal Justice, Web Design, Computer Engineering. Whatever you want to learn, you can learn via distance learning.
  • Financial Aid – An education is expensive, but even distance learning programs are eligible for financial aid.
  • Price Point – It is more cost effective (cheaper) for both students and universities to offer courses online.
  • Eco-Friendly – There is less energy used when you are in a virtual classroom.

The world of distance learning or e-learning is already a multi-billion dollar industry that is expected to double by 2015. It is offered by a wide variety of colleges and universities worldwide. Here’s how to pick the right distance learning program for you.

Does distance learning sound like an option you should consider? We have a bunch of great links to distance learning resources on JobMonkey. The distance learning trend is opening up doors for people all over the world. Having a recognized education is a huge advantage in the job search. Maybe you should consider going back to school and earning a degree via distance learning.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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