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Behind the Virtual Ivy: Answers to Common Questions about Online Learning Programs

By DeVry University


The world is more wired than ever. In fact, research shows the average online user spends 23 hours a week “connected” – emailing, texting, and using social media and other forms of online communication.[1] So the question is: If you’re comfortable with ordering groceries and managing finances online, why not plug in and learn online?

To help you find the right fit, here are answers to some common questions about online learning:

I want to learn! What types of online learning options are available?

Behind the virtual ivy

ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS

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BLENDED LEARNING

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MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES

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COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING

I balance many work and family responsibilities.

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How does online learning fit into my schedule?

I’m nervous about studying online individually.

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What resources are available to maximize my experience and education?

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[1] http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4718-weekly-online-social-media-time.html

[2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/college-degree-job_n_4142797.html

[3] http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2012/11/09/online-degree-programs-how-to-tell-the-good-from-the-bad

[4] http://www.educause.edu/library/massive-open-online-course-mooc

[5] http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/7-things-you-should-know-about-moocs-ii

[6] http://www.educause.edu/library/massive-open-online-course-mooc

[7] http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/how-do-life/201407/moocs-great-and-cheap-way-learn

[8] http://mashable.com/2013/08/06/best-itunes-u-classes/

[9] http://www.devry.edu/mooc.html

[10] http://www.ed.gov/oii-news/competency-based-learning-or-personalized-learning

[11] http://www.ed.gov/oii-news/competency-based-learning-or-personalized-learning

[12] http://www.elearners.com/online-education-resources/degrees-and-programs/synchronous-vs-asynchronous-classes/

[13]  ttp://blog.devry.edu/2014/10/advantages_of_online_learning.html#sthash.diHxzeGW.dpuf