Poll Results: When Selecting an Online Course, What Do You Consider?


As expected, there are many factors students take into consideration when selecting an online course.  Students weigh the potential rewards against how much work is involved, how expensive the course is as well as how much time it will take to complete.

The history of graduate success and outcomes were important as well as course content, design, methodology, and the offering of up to date courses.  A preview of course content and example of how the material is presented would allow some students to weigh the course content and cost together to ensure it would lend value to the learner.  Flexibility of online learning remains important.  A few respondents mentioned that the reputation of the provider and the company’s professional respect in the industry lent necessary credibility to the program.

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Thank you to all who took part in this survey!


By Kris Powers | August 20th 2013

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