Here’s a fairly quick, concise video that covers the advantages of online degree programs, particularly for adults going back to college. Among it’s key points:
- Total cost of an undergrad degree at some online schools can actually lower than that at a four year state university.
- By learning online, you may be able to take more classes each semester, because you can manipulate your class schedule to fit your needs, and because you don’t have to spend time traveling to class.
- Online degree programs tend to provide more class materials in digital form, meaning you don’t need to spend as much on books and other supplies as in a classroom program.
- Online learning allows you to learn at a pace that’s comfortable for you.
Although it’s not made clear who the sponsor is, this video is obviously created by someone who is invested in promoting online degree programs. The speaker is a dean for American Public University. Although it’s theoretically about budgeting for an online degree, it’s more of a sales pitch. The video glosses over key details – like that fact that many online schools are in fact more expensive than state universities, and that state universities themselves often have large online degree programs themselves these days. But it does offer some good points to consider if you’re thinking about getting a degree through digital learning.