Online education provides students with a new way to access higher education. Online colleges have two major advantages over traditional campus-based colleges: the ability to access programs that may not be available locally and the ability to take courses with flexible scheduling. These advantages are particularly important for people who work during the day and want to continue their education at night. For online degree programs, students take classes over the internet.
Students typically access lectures and download assignments through an online portal, which acts as the student's educational homepage. To foster student-teacher and student-student interactions, most online programs require a minimum amount of participation in online chat sessions. For lectures, times vary depending on the course and the teacher. Some teachers require students to attend lectures at specific times, while others allow students to access lectures online at their own pace. Exam types also vary by course and teacher. Some classes allow students to submit tests through the portal (or email) by a specific time, while other classes, require students to take tests online during a set time period.
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. Several good questions to ask an admissions counselor include: how do students access lectures, how do students take tests and how much do students interact with teachers and fellow classmates.
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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SocialWork@Simmons is an innovative, online Master of Social Work program offered through the Simmons School of SocialWork, the nation’s oldest school of social work. Complete your MSW in as little as 15 months with this CSWE-accredited program. No GRE required.
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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.
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The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.
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