Researching Online Education
With fine search abilities, the internet can provide a lot of helpful information that may help to find what one is looking for.
Before getting started with the online research, focus strictly on what you want or your requirements. Identify the basic things and manage a list. This assist in keeping the focus on desired research. After that, take some time to figure out related subject fields. This will assist is widening search if one is unable to access what one is looking for.
Find the proper keywords and you can be fortunate on first attempt. The wrong ones can lead you to searching for hours. Write down the right keywords while considering your subject; explore them separately and/or in diverse blends. If you do not come up with desired results, keep varying the word order or putting diverse word that implies the same thing; go through a dictionary or the vocabulary option in the word-processing program to get assistance.
Anyone is able to make a website and provide their research and assessments on it, so first evaluate what you find before using it. Create an evaluation of its consistency, correctness and assurance. Endeavor to know about things such as who wrote it, it is for marketing or not, what are the source of information and figures, and know about the organization for which they work.
Take some time to perform these abilities and you will quickly understand that searching online education on the internet is one of the fastest ways to discover what you desire to know.
If you have successfully managed to figure out which subject you are willing to pursue, then comes the online institutes offering that selected program at specific level (associate, bachelor, master, doctorate, certificate etc). Actually now comes which school you should select from wide range of schools offering the same program, at this point, one should also needs to be clear about the program concentration (if available) and then search different online schools, colleges and universities to select the one which suites best.
A few important points to consider while searching for online schools are:
- School Accreditation
- Program Accreditation
- Credit Transfer Policy
- Academic Calendar
- Financial aid programs
- Geographical limitations
- Selected Program concentrations
The following video will help in finding the right website for researching online schools (besides search engines). Also AskForEducation.com offers deatiled information on accredited online schools categorized by US state, by subject and by degree level.
Following is the list of top online schools offering accredited programs.
- American InterContinental University
- Anthem College
- Argosy University
- Ashford University
- Carrington College
- DeVry University
- Everest University (US)
- Grand Canyon University
- Kaplan University
- Liberty University
- Lincoln College Online
- University of Phoenix
- University of the Rockies
- Strayer University
- Walden University Online
- Westwood College