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How To Choose The Right MOOC For You

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With the advent of the massively open online course (MOOC) schooling model, people all over the world are taking advantage of this free education platform. Which option is best for you? Continue reading “How To Choose The Right MOOC For You” »

The Future of Online Education

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From February 21 – 27, DegreeSearch.org held a writing contest with a $500 cash scholarship on the line. Writers were invited to share their thoughts on “The Future of Online Education”. We were impressed by the insight, perspective, and detail with which participants approached the topic. It was a difficult decision, but we narrowed … Continue reading “The Future of Online Education” »

How to prepare for your first online course


Unless you’ve been hiding under an internet rock, you’ve likely seen the online school ads with hero shots of young attractive students sitting with their laptops in some hipster cafe, or on the summit of a gorgeous overlook in the Rocky Mountains, or perhaps casually soaking up sun on an exotic beach while pursuing their online MBA and sipping a martini. Continue reading “How to prepare for your first online course” »

Bachelor’s Degrees – 5 Careers Hiring Now!

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It’s one of the toughest job markets out there right now in America, but there are pockets of silver linings that are hiring new college graduates right now. As you may expect, they are specialized degrees and most involve math or science. For those students who have the interest and aptitude, these are well paying … Continue reading “Bachelor’s Degrees – 5 Careers Hiring Now!” »

Online Degrees vs. Traditional Degrees


Online colleges and universities are changing the face of education. With this change comes debate over the effectiveness of the education and the value of the degree. It’s a classic technology challenge. Should I spend my money on new technology, or wait for some sort of standard to exist? Beta vs. VHS. … Continue reading “Online Degrees vs. Traditional Degrees” »

Online Degree Programs Face Greater Regulation


The Department of Education has finalized its “gainful employment” rule, which will ban for-profit schools like DeVry University or Apollo Group Inc.’s University of Phoenix from accessing federal financial aid dollars if too many of their graduates are unable to … Continue reading “Online Degree Programs Face Greater Regulation” »

Are Online Degrees Worth It?


There is some debate as to whether an online college degree is as valuable as a traditional classroom degree. With rising costs at secondary institutions and increased demand for classes, even traditional universities like Georgetown, Colorado State and … Continue reading “Are Online Degrees Worth It?” »

Walden University Introduces Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree


Walden University, the No. 2 largest online graduate nursing program by enrollment, according to U.S. News & World Report, is introducing a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program designed to meet the country’s critical demand for doctoral-level … Continue reading “Walden University Introduces Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree” »

Accreditation: Why It’s So Important

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No one wants to put in the blood, sweat and tears to get a college degree only to find out that it’s a worthless piece of paper. How do you make sure this doesn’t happen to you? During your search for an online degree program option that fits your schedule … Continue reading “Accreditation: Why It’s So Important” »

Will Online Education Kill the University?


Should browsing the internet replace earning a university degree? According to Bill Gates, free lectures and information on the web “will be better than a single university,” in comments he made at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA on August 6, 2010 (TechCrunch.com). He went on to state … Continue reading “Will Online Education Kill the University?” »

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