Welcome to Chancellor Brahm’s 5 myths of online education. Over the next few days we’ll be presenting the five biggest myths of online education as the Chancellor sees it. Let us know what you think based on your own experiences!
Myth # 1: Online education is too Easy
Online courses provide more flexibility so that the student can learn at his or her own pace but they require just as much work and, importantly, allow the student with initiative to think innovatively in terms of processing and responding to assignments. Educators at institutions which were early online education adopters often offer classes which are generally more robust, reflecting the time spent evolving courses to meet the challenges of a course and/or major in a dynamic and progressive manner reflective of the real world.
For many adults, online education is the ideal vehicle for balancing a family, a job and the next goal in their education. A great resource is the highly regarded U.S. News & World Report online education rankings which scores hundreds of institutions in faculty credentials and training, student services and training, and student engagement.