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Monday, November 3, 2008

Is An Online Education A Good Choice For You?

Content Provided By University of Phoenix

There are some people who scoff at the idea of online education; however, the reality is that for those who are looking to save money while pursuing their degree an online education is a great option. Likewise, if you are someone who has a hectic schedule, someone who is busy with family and with work, you just may find that the flexibility of an online education makes it an extremely appealing choice.
It is important to note that an online education is not necessarily the best option for everyone. Those who do their best learning while listening to a professor as well as those who have found that they are in a better position to learn when they are able to talk with classmates and to work together on projects and who find that they get more out a the dialog in the classroom may want to explore options other than those that are available online.
However, the reality is that, for many people, an online education creates a number of great opportunities:
• With an online education, those students who are already full time employees will find that they are able to study at their own pace. If as one semester takes place you have a number of projects that are taking place simultaneously, you may want to take only one or two courses; during slow periods at work, you'll find that you are able to focus on your education more.
• With an online education, those students who are not comfortable speaking up in class but who want to participate will be able to do so. For some individuals, the benefit of an online education is that they are able to think out their responses before contributing to the conversation and, as a result, they are able to interact with others more than they would feel comfortable doing in a conventional classroom.
• With an online education, those students who have families will discover that they are in a position to still head home at the end of the day to sit down to dinner with their families and to help the kids with homework. Because an online education involves courses that can be fit into any schedule, those who have families often find that they do not need to sacrifice time with their kids in order to pursue a degree.
Because an online education allows students to focus on their lives as well as on learning, many students discover that they are able to learn even more. For them, an online education creates the opportunity to advance their education, to earn a degree and – ultimately – to move their career forward with far less of a sacrifice than scheduling time in the classroom.
Now that online education has become quite common, what many people discover is that they are able to find reputable schools, to compare programs and to find the courses and programs that will help to get them to where they want to be. A wide variety schools offer online programs; if an online education appeals to you, you will want to pursue finding the right program and taking action.

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