Online Degree Programs Are Just as Demanding
- Evidence suggests that online learning is more suitable for students who are mature, driven, and disciplined, according to a 2011 report published by the International Association for Computer Information Systems.
- Minnesota State University lists computer literacy, strong reading and writing skills, self-motivation, the ability to learn independently, and time management as skills required for online learning.
- Time management skills may be the biggest factor in whether a student succeeds in an online class, according to Jackson Community College.
- More than half of college presidents surveyed said online courses are just as valuable as traditional courses, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
- In 2010, 66% of chief academic leaders deemed online education as good or better than face-to-face higher education, compared to 57% in 2003, according to a Sloan survey.