Online education has become more and more popular, and is a great way to get the education you deserve in the comfort of your own home.

Between 1998 and 2008, there was a 150% increase in the number of students selecting distance-learning courses as a part of their regular college curriculum.

Almost 40% of all adults who have taken a class online say the format’s educational value is equal to that of a course taken in a classroom. This is encouraging for those who are considering online courses.

The format for online courses has also become much more dynamic, creating virtual environments will improved access to peers, teachers and a support system.

Universities are utilizing the latest technologies to create interactive, media-rich digital curriculum.

So, where do you start if you’re thinking about distance learning?

If you want to look for an innovative institution, make sure they incorporate new technologies, and have adaptability, flexibility, groundbreaking resources and unique degree courses. U.S. News & World Report has created a list of the best online schools in the nation. You can check it out here:

One university that touts itself as an online education leader is Kaplan University. They say they believe the online learning environment should be as “human” as possible. Its web-based courses include graduate, undergraduate, associate degrees and certificate programs. Each curriculum at Kaplan utilizes impressive technology that makes managing classes and communicating with faculty members and other students simple. Students commonly use interactive message boards, and technical support is provided via live chat. Another unique resource for online learners is the Kaplan Online Library, which gives students access to more than 50,000 e-books, articles, journals and mixed media information. You can find out more at

If distance learning is something you’re interested in, the options are endless. It has proven to be as effective as traditional classroom education while providing flexibility for any student’s situation.


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