Friday, February 17, 2017

6 Ways to Sample an Online Degree Program - Jordan Friedman, US News

For prospective online students, sampling an online degree program is key to determine whether the format is right for them and choose a program based on structure and flexibility, many experts say. These opportunities are often available on a program's website or by contacting an admissions or enrollment counselor. "I think sometimes, perceptions of students don't necessarily align with the actual reality of what a program is," says Vickie Cook, director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois—Springfield. Online learning requires self-motivation and the ability to communicate with peers and instructors from a distance, experts say. And each program is created differently. Here are six ways prospective online students might sample online degree programs, depending on what's available at different schools. http://www.usnews.com/higher-education/online-education/articles/2017-01-26/6-ways-to-sample-an-online-degree-program

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