Online degrees or traditional education? Which degree lands you with a better job offer?

online-learning
online-learning   Online learning has become a popular choice for students. More people are “going to class” online, and the trend is growing. In fact, more schools are giving their students the opportunity to learn remotely from home. But, what has brought on that change? As you will see, students are using the online option for a variety of reasons and becoming just as suitable to be hired, as traditional learners.  

Interacting in online classes

  While you may think that interaction in an online classroom does not exist, that is not true. Students interact in many ways. Although some online classes use webcams to hold conversations, many professors choose writing. The professor and students are able to view everything everyone says in chat rooms, and they reply by typing their message. But, there are other forms of written communication. E-mails, class notes and PDF files are all used to create the same learning experience as the traditional classroom setting. The main difference is the message’s medium. Online students also benefit from less-structured class times. You can make your own schedule as long as you meet deadlines.  

Transforming the classroom

Because professors and students don’t meet in a structured setting for online classes, everyone has the freedom to be more independent in a transformed setting. As a result, learning is more personalised. Professors can tweak a lesson to fit how the student understands it. As such, professors will be able to figure out how each student learns, and change their process to fit a student’s needs. This can also eliminate problems that might have otherwise occurred based on the traditional setting. Another benefit of the less-structured model is that a student doesn’t have to go from one part of the lesson to the next, and so on, in order. They can go back-and-forth as needed. They can also go at their own pace. The ability to do so allows the student to control what they learn, how they learn a lesson and the pace at which they learn it.

Online learning consortium

But, the process of online learning is not as new as one would think. In fact, educators have been teaching online since 1992. The tools, resources, and guidance they have received have taught educators how to teach online effectively. As a result, they have helped students learn better by going at a student’s pace rather than the traditionally structured route.

Online bachelor’s degree programs

Many schools across the country are also using these tools on a regular basis. In fact, some schools have developed fully-online bachelor’s degree programs. As a result, students rarely need to even come to class at all. This less-structured setting is perfect for students who have a job or family that they need to focus on just as much.

Online degrees and the workplace

You may think that getting an online degree may hurt you when trying to find a job. However, that is no longer the case. In fact, many employers consider online degrees to be beneficial. Because students did not have the structure of a traditional classroom, they were able to make time for other necessities. As a result, they were able to multitask better than if they had been in a traditional setting. Therefore, online learning may give you an advantage.

Blackboard

One of the most common online learning tools is Blackboard. It provides a way for educators, and learners, to come together in a virtual setting to teach, and learn, just about any lesson that one needs to understand. However, schools are no longer the only institutions using it. Government leaders and businesses are also using the tool. Now that everyone is on-the-go in many ways, teaching and learning remotely have become a popular choice for many regardless of the field they are in. It allows them to learn at their own pace while being able to schedule every other task that they need to focus on. This ability also allows people to learn more beneficial skills for their job.

Conclusion

Online classes have become commonplace because of the less-structured setting. People are able to set their own schedules and learn the necessary lessons at their own pace. As such, they get the education they need to become just suitable to be hired, where employers are taking notice.  

New logo for Cultus by Norman Wright

Norman Wright
With the New Year, Cultus has managed to fulfill one of its resolutions – logo redesign. We have decided to select a simple, but powerful option that reflects our goals for the future. We strive towards become more established e-learning portal and will be joining efforts towards bringing more interesting and useful edu-tech content. The logo was redesigned by the young and talented Norman, who was kind to give us an interview, which you can read further on. Norman Wright Norman E. Wright a graphic and web designer, who grew up living on the beautiful island Jamaica. At a very young age he was curious and wanted to know how things work. Many times this involved him pulling them apart, then putting them back together, and learning by doing. While attending Knox College High School, he did Technical Drawing and this is where his passion for design began. 1. Why did you decide to go into the design business? I believe I was born to be a designer, it’s something that I’ve always had a passion for. Initially, I wanted to be an architect, but developed a love for graphic and web design. 2. What are your impressions on the current web design industry? The web design industry has a huge impact in terms of commerce and communication today. Most companies and individuals have a web presence whether it’s a blog, company website or social network profile. This opens the door to making connections across the globe, connections which otherwise would not be possible. 3. Do you think the design industry is changing on a rapid scale, and do you consider this important? When I think of the design industry, I consider all the things we use on a daily basis. Whether it’s a building, the clothes we wear, a car, pair of shoes or your toothbrush, someone had to design it before it could be manufactured. The web design industry is changing rapidly and this is good process, since this change brings innovation and improvement in areas such as user experience, web standards and security. The challenge is to keep up to date with these changes and to implement them where applicable. For example, in recent years, the mobile device market has increased significantly, so it’s important for websites to be mobile-friendly. In our days, web professionals have more and more tools available (such as open source responsive frameworks) to address this concern. The increased change and diversity within the industry presents more opportunities, as well as possibilities for the future. 4. How will you define your future prospects and plans? If I could use one word to define my future prospects and plans, it would be “growth”. I intend to develop my skills further, as well as explore other areas of design. www.nwrightdesign.com Thank you Norman. Cultus Team wishes you a prosperous and outstanding career.
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