Online education has never been more popular and today, it is considered to be an effective learning method for anyone and everyone. Attending an online college is beneficial and is a fun way to earn a degree. Why do students prefer getting online education instead of going to traditional colleges? Today, there are around 4 […]
There are employers and teachers that will automatically disregard the credibility of online education. Why is this? First, these people still believes in traditional learning and second, they have not come across an online school that is reputable and credible. Gone are the days when online education is to be doubted. However, there are still […]
You hear every American, from the President himself to the everyday citizen, talking about things this country needs. Among them is a new utility infrastructure, green technology, smart telephones, miniature computers and even growing food more efficiently. All this will take skilled manpower, in which the U.S. is enduring a shortage. It’s reaching critical proportions. People who work in these areas fall into a vastly broad category called STEM (for science, technology, engineering and math), and the federal government is creating programs, grants and new scholarships to counter this. For those already working, looking to enter these fields, online college classes may be the way to go.
Online college programs allow students to better juggle full-time work and family responsibilities with college studies, and online programs resulting in a degree are reportedly gaining acceptance among employers. And employees who work for companies that offer tuition assistance might consider improving their credentials by applying the benefit toward online degree programs.
If one is considering a career in the life sciences, probably one of the most in-demand specialties is agricultural. One need only turn on the news to understand why. It’s almost clich to say world hunger is an epidemic. Even the diets of prosperous countries are becoming noted for their lack of nutritional value. The need for this STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) occupation alone makes it in high demand and for those who are considering it, a science degree is a natural way to start.
Going back to school can be an investment in the future, a way to make yourself more marketable, particularly in a tight job market. Internet-based classes and online degree programs make this endeavor convenient; accessible from virtually anywhere students happen to be and at times that don’t interfere with responsibilities such as work and child-rearing.
Adults often wind up in a dilemma. They never finished high school or went to college and now feel their career is at a dead end. In order to advance one thing they must do is further their education. That’s when they run into two major obstacles: time and money. Online college degree programs are the solution to these problems.
There are a number of reports every year saying the number of scientists in the U.S. is shrinking. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics to the most erudite of universities and professional organizations, the one thing each and every report concludes is there just aren’t enough to go around. That doesn’t mean there aren’t trying to increase their numbers one way or another. That’s why the federal government started the STEM (for scientist, technologist, engineer and math) Program with the National Foundation of Science at the beginning of the 21st Century which now seems to dovetail perfectly with the many online schools.
America likes to consider itself the land of second chances. In the 19th and 20th Century this meant it was a chance for immigrants to come here, start anew and build a new life. While there might be some controversy about that these days, the rule still applies for college drop outs. These prospective students aren’t kids, however, and have real life responsibilities they can’t ignore. This is where on line degree programs are the answer.
College tuition has risen relentlessly over recent years. Cable news network MSNBC reports the average tuition was slightly over $7,000 for the 2009-10 academic year. CNN says the tuition for a four-year degree is nearly $27,000. Neither includes room, board and other sundry expenses, but both estimate costs could go up as much as 15% by 2010-11. The idea that the cost of earning a degree can be hard to handle is becoming one huge understatement. This isn’t even really taking into consideration traditional or online graduate school for advanced degrees.