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  1. #1 Online Education???/? 
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    Is getting a degree in education frowned upon by employers? Is it hard to find a job? I am taking a course online and it is harder then the brick and mortar school. Anybody that has an online degree please let me know.Also tell me from where i can get Information about online college degree.


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    I'm currently completing a degree with most of it done online through the Open University which unfortunately is only for European countries

    If you are American i'm not sure what the options are

    But if not then i would highly recommend the OU the courses are hard work but thoroughly enjoyable!


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    I have also been asking myself questions regarding 0nline education,it is a common belief that this degrees are recognised by employers,but the big question i have here is this:do employers accept this in developing countries?
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    Online classes are useful if you need a certificate of some kind. A friend of mine has completed online courses in interior decorating, interior design, and now she's studying to become an accountant. She took photography inbetween. She's tried to get a job, but it's not easy. I think people that hire value social skills over initial competency. Some go straight for attendance and qualificatios, while some look at the school.

    Personally, it's better to go to a regular class. You get to interact socially, and it's easier to meet girls. Isn't that what school is all about!? There is a reason school is so expensive...

    From personal experience, knowing the person that is hiring seems to be the best way to go. Sometimes you just get lucky, unless you are ambitious, honest and direct. It also helps to be young and good looking.
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    Online courses from accredited colleges are supposed hold as much weight in the job market as one received by going to live classes (although you may be required to take additional courses if you are pursuing a degree online). I used to work closely with the HR department in the company I work for and for many of the more desired positions, they definitely preferred an individual who went to a universities/ college that taught primarily from live classes. The work force has not caught up with the technological age as much as we would like to think in some areas. If possible, I would do half of your courses on line and the other half by going to live classes.
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    According to me online education is quite useful for people who have to work and also have to pursue their career at the same time.I am also planning to go for online education because i have to work to arrange my tuition fee!
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    Taking Online Course is good!!!

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    The Open University in the UK offers top quality courses that match or exceed those of conventional universities. Residential elements of a week or so are required for many of the modules. Local study groups are encouraged so the student need not work in a vacuum.

    Since most persons acquiring a degree through the OU have done so while holding down a full time job, I have always seen this as requiring much more commitment than the 'easy option' of entering a conventional university course straight from secondary school. Commitment is a valuable commodity when seeking work, so I would favour an OU degree over a conventional one, all other things being equal.
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    Really the time has changed. There was a time when online education were not given importance. But now a lot of good universities have started online programs increasing the acceptance of such courses. Not only this, these universities are also providing all kinds of study materials, online lectures along with all possibles supports. So it has become more that just online. Many universities are having provisions of scholarship making these online courses not less than any regular course. I've came across a very good site about some colleges offering online courses in sonography along with their scholarship programs, and would really like to share with you all.
    http://www.sonographytechnician.org/...y-technicians/.
    Hope the idea about the online education will completely change after going through the above site.
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    Any studies of major companies to determine whether online courses are seen as credible?

    While I've takes a few, the heavy solicitation of "schools" like University of Phoenix seem more hype than anything else. Thier whole marketing strategy sticks me as little more than modern version of snake oil salesman.

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    I did find one study for acceptance into medical schools that showed a rather strong signal that online education is viewed as substandard compared to residential college courses.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096245/
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    Online degree programs are getting popular every day. There are so many online
    college degree programs that it is becoming disturbing for one to decide which
    one to choose from.

    The first thing I would recommend doing is lots of research. Make sure you look for accredited institutions. Start by going to the websites of colleges and universities in your area and see what types of online learning they offer. For my final year I have to write dissertation on online education.Recently started collecting resources for that. Many colleges offer a combination of online and in-class learning, and some offer total online degrees. The University of Phoenix Online also offers total online degrees. They are very reputable as well.

    One of the oldest and best developed online schools is The University of Phoenix. They have a psychology program that may be of interest to you. There are others, and you might want to take a look at their website for more info...

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    With a past mired in lawsuits about its acceptance criteria (or lack thereof), sparsely accredited, almost entirely part time faculty, and atrociousness graduation rates, Phoenix barely rates above a mail order degree program.

    Soniat, rather than spamming us about one of the worst online programs in the nation, why don't you share some practical advise based on your dissertation.

    I do think there's some quality online and hybrid courses but they are tied to and backed by fully accredited brick and mortar colleges/universities.

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    Another trend is the Open Source courses such as the 100 level undergraduate courses offered by MIT. Many subjects, like calculus aren't going to change and for the cost of testing they might actually push education cost down. Even now you could watch the course, do problems and take a CLEP for a lot cheaper than attending an MIT course.
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    Now education system is more develop, you can get education at home and also give examination online. There are many institute are provide online education. Thanks for provide this information.
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    Any education is good only if you have the strong 'soft' skills and work experience in a lot of cases in this recession too.

    Networking (talking your way in) helps too.
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    In my opinion online education is very helpful to get success in different kind of exams because its become very easy through online education to get all the information regarding it and if some information is not available then you can take it from other options available online.
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    I did online/correspondance for academic stream highschool math, and bio (I was young, lacked foresight, and a pothead) about a year after I graduated. Maybe it is different for online post-secondary, but what I needed it for (to meet requirements for post-secondary acceptance) worked out just fine.
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    Generally speaking, most employers will probably not know whether you completed your degree online or on campus from just your resume. The name of the school does matter. But the next thing that matters is accreditation. I know of a college that is accredited and offers programs for in-demand career - Independence University. Independence University student reviews suggests that students who were dedicated did not find the online program difficult. So it really depends on how motivated and dedicated you are.
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    There are many open universities offering online education from different parts of world, you can choose the course according to your interest. students have lot of benefits in terms of online education as they don't have to attend regular classes at local colleges and they can study from the home with the help of computer and internet, online education is gaining popularity nowadays, as lots of students want to enroll in such kind of courses which are solely offered by online universities.

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    Hi,
    I don't think you should have any problem even if you are studying online. I guess online studying is considered to be of great help , as it provides a lot resourceful information through internet. Studnets who cannot go to colleges, can take help from the internet . Online learning is a great medium to spread education across millions and millions of people living in different countries.
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