This press release highlights an often neglected feature of online learning: accelerated learning. A survey was carried out by ODT which revealed how the flexibility and convenience of online education is helping students to graduate earlier; the time students save on commute and the flexibility they get to take classes at their own time and pace can now be used to pursue more courses in less time.
Sunbury, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/08/2012 -- A survey conducted by onlinedegreetalk.org revealed that accredited online colleges and universities that offer accelerated classes are making it possible for students to graduate early.
Kimberly Koerth, a student of Central Arizona College, is one such student. At 15 years of age, she will be graduating from high school as well as college this year with her Associate of Arts Degree. Koerth was able to perform this feat as she took many of her classes online; she preferred online classes over traditional, campus-based classes as they provided her the flexibility to work at her own time and pace.
Online education is fast gaining popularity among students; about 6 million students are enrolled in at least one online course right now. The reasons are very simple. Online courses and degrees are flexible- the coursework and lectures can be accessed at any time of the day, and they are convenient- student’s save on the hassle of commute and they can get their degree without leaving their home even once. Onlinedegreetalk.org maintains a comprehensive database of accredited online colleges that allows students to not only pursue individual classes but complete degrees online at all levels ranging from associate’s to bachelor’s, up to the doctoral levels.
Online courses are not only flexible but are affordable and cost effective as well. Accelerated courses and degrees are especially affordable; for example a four year bachelor’s degree can be completed in as less as two years if students manage to complete their coursework. This not only saves time but students save up on tuition charges and travel expenses as well.
Kelly Gibson a spokesperson for onlinedegreetalk.org said, “Traditionally online courses were pursued by adult students who wanted to continue their education while managing other responsibilities, but in recent years we have noticed an influx of younger kids tapping into the potential of accelerated learning made possible through online courses and degrees.”
The survey revealed that students who were self disciplined and had good time management skills were able to leverage those skills in online learning environments to get ahead.
http://www.onlinedegreetalk.org is a premier website about online education which was created to assist students in finding affordable online degrees at accredited online colleges and universities. It maintains a huge database of accredited colleges that can be searched by subject, degree level and location. ODT also maintains a regularly updated blog where you can check out the latest trends related to online education.