A Guide to Changing the World From Your Couch

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Online degree programs provide the necessary tools for professional development, all with the perks of flexibility to pursue your dreams on your own time.

Flexibility
Online degree programs offer unparalleled flexibility, allowing students to complete programs at their own pace and on a schedule that fits their lives. From class times and days to the freedom to progress as quickly or slowly as desired, students online have the opportunity to get the education they want and at their own pace. For those looking to transfer, many online programs provide the opportunity to bring in significant amounts of credits so that no work goes to waste. Similarly, these programs offer twenty four hour access to resources and tools without the need to travel to a physical campus.

Diversity of Programs
Online programs provide the benefit of diversity. With a multitude of programs and focuses available, online programs grant the opportunity to pick concentrations that uniquely suit the interests of students. From associate degrees to bachelors and masters, it is possible to complete many levels of education and career advancement by pursuing programs online that perform to students at a rate on par with or exceeding that of classroom engagement. With other students engaging from around the world, students will also be exposed to a spectrum of ideas and experiences to enhance their educational experiences.

Expert Instruction
Professionals and masters in their fields – those who can offer real world and experience-based education for the benefit of students – teach online degree programs. Nothing beats the educational opportunities offered by those at the top of their fields who are passionate about helping others succeed.

Networking Opportunities
Online programs provide graduates with networks of graduates and professors from around the world. From participating in online forums and meeting new people from the comfort and privacy of home to connecting with extensive networks of fellow students and alumni, students are able to network without ever leaving their couches.

All of these provide space to gain the skills necessary for becoming a world changer. Between leadership, a diversity of programs, and the opportunity to gain necessary skills for your professional career, graduates will find many opportunities at their disposal to bring change to the world in a diversity of fields.

1. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, Washington, D.C., 2010.