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 http://www.onlinedegreetalk.org/
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.