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Are Online Degrees Worth It Now?06 Feb 2015 08:38 am

online-degress.jpgThere 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…)


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