|Issues of Online Education/Internet Education/E-learning|
You may have seen institutions advertising degree programs in pop-up ads on your computer or in letters in your e-mail in-box. Some of these institutions are legitimate higher education institutions and are attempting to let potential students know that they can take advantage of new technologies to pursue degrees. Others are what are called “diploma mills” and should be avoided. Not only will you waste your money dealing with “diploma mills,” but in Illinois you can be prosecuted for trying to use a “credential” from such an institution. (More on diploma mills). Persons operating diploma mills are becoming more and more sophisticated and some even create bogus accrediting bodies to make their institutions look legitimate so BEWARE!
|Profiles of Successful Online Students|
Online learning is not for everyone. Before enrolling in online courses, it is advisable to ask yourself whether you can learn in the absence of other students in a classroom or without meeting a teacher face-to-face. Successful completion of online education demands unique capabilities. Ask yourself the following questions before paying tuition and enrolling in online classes:
At Illinois Online Network, you will find a tool that will help you determine whether on-line learning is a good option for you.
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