There were several ads for online education outfits on the radio this morning, and it got me thinking about a brief item I heard on the news last week about a new study on online learning.
Unfortunately, it didn’t get a lot of play in mass media so I thought I should share the findings with you here.
It’s not great news for online degrees. A study by Babson Survey Research Group found: Only 28.0% of academic leaders say that their faculty accept the “value and legitimacy of online education.”
And as for your job search, hiring managers aren’t all that big on online education either. A survey by Society for Human Resource Management found that 49 percent of human resource professional think a traditional degree is better than a cyber one. And 43 percent said online degrees were more acceptable from job seekers looking for entry level posts.
It’s all about what they think is credible. In a past post, I wrote about a trend I noticed in the qualifications section in help wanted ads: (more…)