There are many advantages of online learning, but some are more obvious than others. Here are some misconceptions about online education that may still prevent you from taking the leap, but also some pros that you may not have considered before.
Dispelling Myths About Online Learning
Here are a few common misconceptions about online learning:
Myth #1: Quality of Degree and Education is Lower
Of course, every college has individual standards. You should research the school you’re interested in to find out about their accreditation, graduation rates, and alumni stats to determine if graduates are finding work after school.
Online programme models are also more easily updated than in-person curriculums, which makes the quality of education up-to-date and consistent with, if not better than, in-person learning.
EDHEC has triple accreditation and regularly appears in top rankings worldwide, making it one of the highest-ranked business schools in France and abroad, and guaranteeing its academic expertise, the quality of its teaching faculty, and its close links with businesses.
Myth #2: Online Learning Isn’t Collaborative
The thought of spending your education alone at home might feel daunting at first. But the truth is, you’re never really alone if you’re enrolled in a quality online learning programme.
EDHEC Online programmes entails virtual classrooms and interactive learning, discussion forums, and many opportunities to connect with classmates, professors, coaches and mentors via the online collaborative platform.
Myth #3: Employers Don’t Like Online Degrees and Certificates
Sure, an employer might not like to see a certificate from a college that’s not accredited or known to fall behind in quality. But if you obtain an online degree or certificate from a renowned programme, employers will accept it just as they would an in-person programme.
Take it from our students — many of them describe in their testimonials how useful our online business programmes were in their current roles or in obtaining more advanced ones.
“The programme helps me understand how I can use Big Data, AI, Analytics, Digital and Disruptive technologies in my industry. It’s quite exciting and I’m enjoying it a lot so far!” said Erdem Cinar, currently pursuing EDHEC Online Master in Data Management & Business Analytics.