The Benefits of Online Learning
Choosing to do an undergraduate, MBA, Masters or Doctorate degree is a major decision and can often be overwhelming. We aim to help students simplify this process by highlighting the benefits of Online Learning, specifically doing a degree online. For additional information, read our FAQ.
Study Online: Flexible & Affordable
Online degrees have become increasingly popular for two key reasons – its often much more affordable than full time degrees, and more importantly it is incredibly flexible.
Think about where, when and how you prefer to study, taking into account place or places that are easily accessible, and ones that provide you the most comfortable and convenient environment for regular study. This could be work, home or even a coffee shop. With an Online degree, this ideal study environment is entirely feasible. Online degrees allow access to course materials and university libraries 24/7 so you can schedule study time to fit into your life, not the other way around. This allows students to hold full time jobs while completing their degrees, meaning no reduction in income or a halt in their career while pursuing the degree
Study Online: Course Study Materials
Good internet access is vital for the majority of online learning courses to allow students to make full use of the online education resources at their respective university. Teaching and learning at our partner university from the UK is supported by use of an online virtual learning platform, which can be accessed by registered users from anywhere in the world, and at any time. This online platform forms an integral part of the learning experience for most distance learning students and provides a learning environment which enables:
- access to some or all course materials
- online discussion between students and tutors using discussion boards
- access to presentations and tutorials
- assignment submission and feedback facilities
Online Learning students have the same access to our partner University libraries as full-time students; a wealth of journals, e-books, articles, reports and papers. This platform provides a considerable faster and more efficient means of researching topics and subjects for further information or assignments.
Study Online: Assessments
Another key benefit of an Online learning degree is that many of them do not include exams, instead students are evaluated using assignments or coursework that test their theoretical application to a given scenario. All of this is managed online and coursework can be accessed whenever required before the assignment deadline. The final stage of Master’s programmes is a written dissertation on a topic agreed between the student and tutor. Detailed feedback on all assessments will be provided from a tutor.
Study Online: Student Support
Contrary to general belief, studying at a distance doesn’t mean that a student is left alone to it. In addition to the network of peers from around the world that forms an online study group, our partner Universities provide a personal tutor for academic assistance during the degree. These tutors are specific to the respective module being taught to provide students right guidance based on their expertise. Stafford Global’s decades of experience in this kind of delivery means we understand the support students required and provide additional guidance, both academically and administratively, to all our students to ensure the successful completion of their chosen degree.
Stafford Global guides students in selecting the right degree for their needs and circumstances, all the way to helping them successfully apply for the chosen programme. For more information or to discuss degree options based on your eligibility, contact our Higher Education consultants.