Do online education programs interest you ?

@greenline (14864)
Canada
September 22, 2010 12:43pm CST
There are many education programs offered online these days. Highly reputed universities are also offering many different courses for Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, and for professional certifications. They are certainly very helpful for people who want to study from home, indeed. Do these online education programs interest you or your children ? How do you see it ?
5 responses
• Poland
22 Sep 10
I spent a couple of hundred dollars on an online course a few years ago, but it is not a well known qualification, and generally employers don't hold it in much regard. In all honesty it was probably a waste of money. I would only do another online program if it was accredited by a well known university or school.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
22 Sep 10
Yes, of course. One needs to be careful when choosing an online course, just like you should be if you choose to take any other course offline. You are totally right about that!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
23 Sep 10
I actually considered an online degree or classes but I thought that I would benefit more by being in a classroom setting. I am in accelerated program where I go one night a week for four hours. The rest of the week is an overload of homework that, most of the time, I have to turn in online. I felt like I needed an instructor there so if I wanted to question something, I could right away. There are certain courses that I could have comfortably taken without an instructor but my math course..well...that's a different story..lol
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
23 Sep 10
With the change is information technology everything has changed now. And education is not an exception either. Earlier we knew education only through physical institution and online one was out of imagination. Now as the concept has changed and the online education providers have solid base to their aims and purpose people are getting benefit of it. The only question is how your system accepts online education certificate and diploma. Personally I have not tried any but for sure I would take lesion on Spanish online.
@peavey (16600)
• United States
22 Sep 10
I would enjoy taking online courses at home, but as someone else said, if you intend to transfer credits to another university, or use them for employment, make sure the school is accredited. Otherwise, taking courses because you're interested in them, or they can help in your line of work whether your boss accepts them or not (for the knowledge, not the credit, in other words), can be very satisfying.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
22 Sep 10
Sure, why not? I think it's great that they are available these days! And if I had more free time, I would probably go for one of them myself!