Grandparents and an Online Degree Program

When many of us were young, our grandparents – in our estimation – could have been anywhere from 100 to 150 years old. We had no concept of ages; only that our grandparents were elderly people that hailed from another generation. With people living longer and much healthier lives, the grandparent of today does not resemble the grandparent of years’ past. In fact, grandparents are only grandparents in name and position only; many are young, vibrant, working people in the prime of their lives. Age no longer defines us as it once did, and many people – regardless of their Read More


Finding My Way Back to School Through an Online Business Degree, Part II

In the last post I chronicled the premature end of my college experience when I was twenty years old and opted to take a job opportunity rather than get my degree. While it seemed like a good idea at the time I was now paying the price for that decision; realizing that my opportunities were more than a little stunted with no formal education to back me up and a host of college graduates now entering the workforce. While I choose to go back to school I had little idea how that would logistically work with the balancing of my Read More


College Age Students Earning an Online Degree

With the computer taking a front seat in our everyday activities it’s not surprising that it has entered the world of education so thoroughly. Today, for those of us not willing – or simply not able – to drive to a campus to take classes we can embark upon the process of earning an online degree. Students can earn an Associate’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree, and even an online MBA through online study. When the opportunity to earn an online degree first made an appearance it was mostly geared towards non-traditional students – such as adult students who were balancing Read More


An Online Degree for the Older Population

We are living longer lives; modern medicine and our ability to care for ourselves more appropriately has extended our life spans so that we often have years ahead of us following retirement – a time that we can use to travel, spend time with loved ones, and follow those dreams that may have eluded us during the time in which we had a career and raised a family. One of the dreams that many people may have had to forgo – especially women of the older generation – is that of a college education. But now, with technology being what Read More


An Online Degree Available to All Students

When it comes to earning a degree of higher education there are often many challenges and obstacles that stand in the way of even traditional students. There is initially of course, the challenge of being accepted into the program of choice. And should that acceptance be forthcoming there then follows the challenge of paying for the necessary courses and successfully navigating what can be a difficult schedule. But when the student is non-traditional by typical standards, the challenges increase exponentially. While the initial challenges exist – the acceptance into the program and the financial concerns – the scheduling challenge is Read More


Grandparents and an Online Degree Program

When many of us were young, our grandparents – in our estimation – could have been anywhere from 100 to 150 years old. We had no concept of ages; only that our grandparents were elderly people that hailed from another generation. With people living longer and much healthier lives, the grandparent of today does not resemble the grandparent of years’ past. In fact, grandparents are only grandparents in name and position only; many are young, vibrant, working people in the prime of their lives. Age no longer defines us as it once did, and many people – regardless of their Read More


An Online Degree Program: Computer Only Tool Needed

Going to college and attending classes requires a commitment on many fronts. There is, of course, the commute necessary to go to and from campus, as well as the time necessary to sit in required classes and complete coursework. Just this commute alone puts significant strain on our pocketbook (especially considering gas prices) and our time. Additionally, there is the commitment to getting all the equipment necessary to fulfill all the necessary requirements – not the least of which is the expensive array of books that are needed for such an undertaking. An online degree program does not eliminate the Read More


An Online Business Degree; No Car Required

My husband and I are in a financially difficult place in our lives. Not unlike many other people of our age we are struggling to pay a mortgage and bills that just seem to get more expensive by the day. And when we had our first child, we made the decision for me to stay home for awhile. Truth be told, the cost of childcare would have made my salary pretty much a wash anyway and I wanted to enjoy this first year at home with our daughter. In order to make that happen and take some of the financial Read More


A Wealth of Research Resources with Online Learning

Anyone who spends a fair amount of time on the Internet (and let’s face it, who doesn’t) is aware of all the products and services available to us on a minute to minute basis. There is barely anything that we cannot get our hands on through the Internet; it has opened our world to global resources. These resources are beneficial in a number of ways. Clearly they allow us to find those goods and services that we want/need no matter where they exist in the world. And they have opened up communication so that geographical boundaries are no longer a Read More


Earning an Online Business Degree & More While Unemployed

It’s no secret that times are officially tough at the moment. The economy is giving all of us a run for our money and most of us are finding it difficult to keep pace with paying our bills and even filling our gas tanks. The result of this economic difficulty for households is the proverbial tightening of our belts; but the result for businesses and corporations is often the closing of doors or the downsizing of their staff, leaving those who are already struggling financially suddenly unemployed. As counterintuitive as it may sound, now may be the perfect time for Read More


ˆ Back To Top