Online degree programs and online nursing schools are a boon to
practicing nurses who are unable to attend
traditional colleges because of financial, time, distance and other constraints.
The development of the Internet and the telecommunication technology has
revolutionized many fields and distance education is one among them. Online
degree programs are the newest avatar of the traditional correspondence course.
Whatever be your present qualification and wherever you are, with some
basic computer skills, the Internet, a computer, hard work and some money,
you can obtain some online degree from an online
Classes are held in virtual class rooms. There are no physical class rooms.
Communication with the teachers and the fellow students are through email,
instant messengers and online forums. Lectures by efficient lecturers are
delivered through the Internet as streaming audio and video files. Classes can
be live and non-live. Assignments can be done online or offline and can be
submitted online or offline.
Some online colleges and online universities conduct physical contact
classes, if there is sufficient number of students in that area. But most
international accredited online universities do not do that because of the cost
Educators feel that online degree programs are better than the correspondence
courses though they can never be equal to be the real, offline campus programs.
Employers prefer offline candidates. There are many unauthorized schools and
employers are not sure about the quality of the online degree education.
However, this trend is slowly changing in some areas.
While online degree from accredited online
nursing schools and accredited online
universities add value to the qualification of the students by providing
accredited online nursing degrees, the unaccredited schools aim at extracting as much
money as possible from innocent students and giving them useless online nursing
degrees. Some of these diploma or degree mills promise online master degrees in 10 days.
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