I am still an advocate for online education. It’s the best education in the world, and it relieves a lot of stress to a person who does not like to travel other than work and back. Since my first article on this subject, online education has taken a leap into the future. Traditional colleges are offering online college courses also to join the ranks of the online education.
Since my first article there are more and more universities getting into the band wagon of online education, and more students taking the chance and the risk to make their educational dreams come true. All they have to do is possess a computer and a little knowledge to get them going.
I could be watching Law and Order and still utilize my skills by studying for my course, and not spending excessive money on gas and bus fare to stroll into a building to make my dreams come true.
I attended Kaplan University and I am pleased to announce that I am about to graduate. My requirements and courses are done, and let me tell you it was not an easy road. I am not going to tell you that going online is not without stress, but its good stress. You need a lot of discipline to keep up with deadlines and there are plenty of them. Deadlines are good for online education because it keeps you on the road to completion of your assignments and motivates you.
There are still students who prefer to interact with students in person on a college campus, and I salute those students. Education is important to everyone and however you choose to obtain it is your choice.
I recommend online education for busy full-time people, and children. When the children are in bed, this is the time to sit down at your computer or laptop and get into your assignments. You might be able to tackle some of your assignments at lunch or on the job as long as a computer is handy for you.
My graduation ceremony is February, 2007 in Florida. I am looking forward to attending the ceremony. I am so proud of myself for accomplishing this task and graduating with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Science. In my last semester I had three classes, and I was literally pulling out my hair. College Algebra was one of my courses, and math is not one of my favorite subjects. I was able to work with a tutor and I passed all three classes with flying colors. I feel good, and soon when I am holding my degree in my hand, I am going to shout and celebrate. A friend of mine finished her online B.A. program and she gave herself a party to celebrate. It was a long and difficult road, but we both accomplished what we set out to do. Now the door is open for employment opportunities and utilizing the degree that we worked so hard for.
My friend was already offered a job when she completed her studies, so online education does work in boundaries. You just need the faith that you can use your computer for education and not just surfing the net, chatting, and meeting people on myspace.com. Your computer/laptop can make your dreams come true.
As you can see I am still preaching about online education; the need still exists for women/men who have been out of college for years. This is the opportunity to get off your fanny and get that associate, B.A., and Masters degree. You can do it, and all you have to do is be computer literate. If not, there are CD’s out there to teach you how to educate yourself on the computer. There is no excuse; surf the net and find Kaplan University and many more that will enable you to finish or begin your education.
Now that I have my associate degree is that the end of schooling for me? I am pleased to announce that I am already into my second course for my B.A. in English/Professional Writing at Ellis College. I am not going to stop here. I will be in online schooling until I reach my Masters in Creative Writing, and then the road ends for me. There will be teaching opportunities for me, and I look forward to this new chapter in my life.
Online Education is expensive, but so is the cost of living. I rather sacrifice and pay money for an education that is going to benefit me for a career instead of a job; living from paycheck to paycheck. I get the rewards by making more money than I know I am worth, and then some. Financial Aide is available and some grants for low income people who are qualified.
Excuses are the negative traits haunting you in an effort to enable. I knocked on the door of education and look where I am today. I am not particular about the job I have now. With my associate degree in paralegal science I am going to find the job I want, and turn it into a career. I am in the money now, and not living from paycheck to paycheck. I am finally here!
So what are you all waiting for? Kaplan University, and Ellis College, and many more is the key to success and we all want it. I can feel the need to sign onto one of these colleges and get the application process going. It takes less than five minutes to fill out the application, and just a click of your mouse to send it. In an hour or less a representative from your selected college will give you a call, and then you are on your way to a rewarding career.
Online education is still making an impact in 2006, and in years to come it will skyrocket. You just watch and see. This is the new technology in education and I am pleased to be part of the trend. Why not!