Essential Questions to Ask an Online University Grad Program
By Dr. Bernard Luskin, Touro University Worldwide
There are hundreds of online universities and colleges you can choose from and the task to research all of them is daunting at best. Request information of the universities you are interested in; often times, they have all the information you will need to know if they meet your requirements. Here’s a quick guide of the questions you need to ask (in addition to those in the “Six Traits to Look for in an Online University Grad Program”):
1. There was a time when online education was considered the lesser sibling of traditional learning. Today, the number of students taking advantage of online education is skyrocketing. Where do you see online learning in another five to ten years?
2. Though online degrees are available on many levels and in a wide variety of subjects, there are always those that rise to the top of the heap in terms of suitability for online learning. What do you see as the most popular programs right now? Which emerging online programs do you anticipate will attract high enrollment in the coming years?
3. Though many employers are getting on board with the reality of online degrees, there are still some that see an online degree as a “lesser” degree than that obtained through a traditional college program. What steps do you see online schools taking to change that perception?
4. The benefits of online education are becoming increasing clear as more and more students earn their degrees and put them to good use. In your opinion, what are the biggest advantages online schools have over the traditional college experience?
About the Author: Dr. Bernard Luskin, LMFT, is CEO, Senior Provost and Professor of Education, Psychology, and Marriage and Family Therapy at Touro University Worldwide. Dr. Luskin received the 2011 American Psychological Association Media Psychology Division Life Achievement Award for contributions to Media Psychology. He was Co-Director of the APA Task Force Report on Psychology and New Technologies and was founder of the first PhD program in Media Psychology in any university while serving as professor of psychology at Fielding Graduate University. Bernie has written, consulted and keynoted conferences across the world. The importance of his research and pioneering programs have been recognized with life achievement awards by the American Psychological Association, University of California, California State University, University of Florida, Irish Government and European Union. Contact Dr. Luskin at Bernard.Luskin@TUW.edu.
Published: November 15, 2011 By: