The popularity of online education continues to grow as programs evolve and students look for more options to access higher education. Online degree programs allow students to take courses with flexible scheduling and to access programs that may not be offered at local colleges or universities. Online education works very similar to traditional colleges; except for the fact that courses are taken over the internet.
To access lectures, most online colleges have education portals where students attend classes and can download assignments and other handouts. For some courses, chat sessions are used to promote student-student and student-teacher interactions. In these situations, teachers will often require a minimum amount of participation to pass the course. In online education, lectures times often vary depending on the class. For some courses, lectures can be downloaded and students can study on their own time. Other courses may require students to attend lectures at specific times. Exams also vary by course and teacher. For some courses, students take exams online during set time periods, while in other courses, students submit exams through email or the education portal.
With the increased popularity of online degree programs, more and more choices are available for people who want to earn their degree online. For more information about schools that offer online degrees, see our list of online colleges below. To speak with an admissions counselor, click the request information button. Be sure to ask several questions when speaking with an admissions counselor. In terms of online education, some good questions include how do students access their classes, how much opportunity do students have to interact with teachers and fellow students and how do students typically take exams online.
Accreditations and affiliations: when speaking with an admissions counselor be sure to ask about the types of accreditations and affiliations the school has completed.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
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Penn Foster College
Penn Foster College offers a complete learning experience for busy adults looking to advance their education around their schedule. With Penn Foster College, you can earn your degree or undergraduate certificate online and at a pace that’s right for you.
Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.
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Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.
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