Written by Erin Stalcup for World Education
What do you think of when you think of online education programs?
Historically, people associate online education programs with potential scams or programs that don’t provide accreditation needed to even get a job once you graduate.
Times have changed over the years, however, and online education programming is now a much more accepted and reputable means of obtaining education, especially for nontraditional students with jobs, families, or physical disabilities that don’t allow them to go to a college campus.
Here are FIVE myths about online education that you might have and why they are not true:
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- Online education is not accredited - Our accredited online programs work with accredited universities that back and support their courses and certification programs; the diplomas and certifications are then issued from those colleges.
- Online education won’t prepare you for the testing required for certifications - World Education programs are recognized by many certifying bodies such as AAPC, PTCB, NCCE, and the NHA. They have worked very hard to make sure the programs taught will allow you to get certification in your field.
- The information taught is not up-to-date - Since most of what is taught involves certifications we are required to stay up-to-date on all aspects of what is taught in all areas of our programming.
- No one will be there to help you when you need it - All of the courses offered have access to a professor at a wide variety of times. Thanks to modern technology professors are available via email, phone, and live chat!
- Lack of classroom interaction is too impersonal - Our programs are made for people who do not have the time or ability to attend ‘normal’ classroom classes. All of our programs are self-paced and allow you to work at whatever speed works best with your schedule.
While online learning may be different than in-person classes, that does not mean the education you receive is less effective or less respected. Don’t let the old stigma of online learning hold you back from creating a new life for yourself!