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Online Education by Discipline: a Graduate Student’s Guide
News from U.S. News & World Report:
Law programs have been slower to turn to online education, though there are some master’s and certificate programs out there, experts say.
The transition into the digital age has led to the rise of distance learning. When it comes to graduate online degree programs, however, experts say some academic disciplines are adopting this new form of education more quickly than others.
When considering whether an online graduate degree is the right step for your career path, it’s important to understand the opportunities available in your field, especially as online education becomes more prevalent.
“Employers’ perceptions of online degrees is improving,” says Meg Benke, an expert in distance and online education and a professor at
Online Education Initiative brings change
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Community college students all over California might have the option of taking online classes from any CCC campus. Though this process is still in the works, eights colleges have been selected to participate in the Online Education Initiative.
The selected campuses are Mt. San Jacinto College, Butte College, Coastline Community College, Foothill College, Shasta College, Fresno City College, and Ventura College. The project will take place from Fall 2014 to Spring 2016.
Schools participating in the program were chosen for multiple reasons, such as their accreditation and the quality of their online degree programs. The OEI also announced an online associate degree for transfer in several different programs such as criminal justice, psychology, anthropology and many more.
There has been a dream to have an online campus since the late ’90s, according to Pat James, the new executive director of the CCC Online Education Initiative. The online world of education has been around for more than 20 years. In 2013 and 2014 there were only 41,000 online courses available to 620,000 students statewide.
The rate of online education remains low. Supporters of the OEI hope that by bringing in more advances to technology, there will be better online student success rates.
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