Is Pursuing a Degree Online really for you? Who Should and Who Should Not?Written by Rose Musyoka
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Ability to commit up to 10 hours a week to course. Stanford’s study show that best students don’t necessarily put in longest hours; they are ones that make most of hours they commit. The minimum amount of time Stanford found students could spend per week on entry-level courses was 4 hours per week; for graduate-level courses, 15 hours or more.
Confidence in sharing their own experiences. Many of respondents to Stanford said that best classes were marked by other students sharing their own experiences. The willingness to share experiences makes for best online classes, and this is substantiated by Stanford study.
Like to write. Stanford found this as a definite requirement, but critical to success of anyone in an online program. Writing is primary means by which student’s interaction with each other and their instructors is achieved, so this is also important to keep in mind.
The Stanford survey shows that more independent and focused a student is, more successful they will be in distance learning programs. Writing is also important, as is willingness to contribute to classes.
Rose Musyoka is the editor of www.distance-learning-college-guide.com where you find answers, information and advice on distance learning colleges, accredited online degrees and online courses. See more related information at distance learning benefits
Six Reasons Why Distance Learning Makes SenseWritten by Rose M.
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Pick up more marketable skills- The depth of distance learning courses has become impressive in recent years, thanks to Internet’s performance increasing in many parts of world – and most importantly – schools offering courses that deliver skills immediately marketable.
Start a new career - Distance learning is great for anyone looking to get into an entirely new field – one that they have been looking at for years, or one that has sparked their interest lately – in either case distance learning gives anyone flexibility to take their careers in entirely new directions without stopping their lives in process.
Connecting one-on-one with instructors - Learning on-line gives students opportunity to interact with their instructors to a greater depth than is typically possible in larger, more traditional classroom settings.
Bottom Line: Distance Learning is growing by 33% a year worldwide according to market estimates from International Data Corporation and U.S. Department of Education. Universities worldwide are working to tailor their programs for this exciting new approach to learning. Chances are there are programs available today that will get you to your educational goals.
Rose is the editor of www.distance-learning-college-guide.com where you find answers, information and advice on distance learning colleges, accredited online degrees and online courses. See more related information at distance learning benefits