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The Benefits Of Online Education

THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING ONLINE 66 46% college students are taking at least one course online. However, by 2019, roughly half of all college classes will be eLearning-based. 46% Point University VARIETY OF PROGRAMS Variety of programs and courses: From traditional four-year universities to completely online career colleges, higher education today offers a variety of options for students. 2 BETTER RETENTION Better Retention: With clever design, user experience, and multimedia, online instruction can prove to be a richer and more effective learning experience than traditional methods and channels. 3 FINANCIAL SAVINGS Students also save money, since some online programs cost less per credit hour, and students have no transportation expenses. Individuals who have children also may study at home and save on the cost of child care. CHANCE FOR INTERACTION Online courses may be less intimidating than the brick- and-mortar classroom setting, and could help to increase student interaction. By allowing everyone to have a voice, shared ideas grow diverse as well. 5 ECO-FRIENDLY eLearning is green. Concious about your carbon footprint? Britain's Open University's study found that eLearning consumes an average of 90% less energy and produces 85% fewer CO2 emissions per student than conventional face- to-face courses. CAREER ADVANCEMENT Students can take online courses and even complete entire degrees while working, while in-between jobs, or while taking time to raise a family. IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY Organizations with strong learning culture significantly outperform their peers. 46% more likely to be first to market, 37% greater employee productivity, 34% better response to customer needs, 26% greater ability to deliver "quality products", 58% more prepared to meet future demand 17% more likely to be market share leader. (Bersin & Associates, 2012) For more information about our online degree programs please visit PointUniversity Sources for this article: "The Evidence on Online Education," Inside Higher Ed, June 29, 2009, %24

The Benefits Of Online Education

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The benefits of online education are on the rise. According to a 2013 report by the Babson Survey Research Group, over 6.7 million postsecondary students were enrolled in at least one online class in ...


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