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Monday, January 11, 2010

Online college courses

One of the things I've been strongly considering is going back to school to get another degree - I'd like a master's in creative writing. As most of you, my writing friends, know it isn't a necessity in this field to have advanced degrees. However, I'm one of those crazy individuals who enjoy going to college and learning. That's just to start with. One of the things I'd like to do is teach at a college level, and having that degree would make me qualified to do a little more. Know what I mean?

I've looked at some Online Colleges as I've considered this new chapter (transition?) in my life. I actually think I want to go back to the classroom; even if it's just on a part-time basis. Whatever I decide to do - online or in a classroom - I'll have to consider the pros and cons.

A few of the benefits of taking courses online are:
  • lower costs
  • saves time
  • easier to balance work, school and family
  • ability for a more specialized degree (some profess)

For me, the benefits of attending classes on a campus are:
  • Face-to-face feedback on writing
  • Interaction (I already work from home)
  • Meeting new people
  • Change of environment
If you're considering going to school or going back to school, think about taking classes online. It's a great opportunity to assist with career advancement and many top universities now offer online courses. A lot of individuals think they don't have the time to pursue a degree, but taking online classes could be just the key to making dreams come true.

What about you? Have you ever taken classes online?
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