Return to site

Forbes: Are Online Graduate And Professional Programs A Scam Or An Opportunity?

Original Q&A with Forbes

*What are the benefits for going for a graduate degree or
professional certification online?

Aside from the cost being a fraction of an on campus course; the online community on Facebook and Slack, along with the instructors activeness and accessibility on those channels, made me feel connected with the program (although I'm halfway around the world).

 

*How does a student go about deciphering the good from the bad
educational experiences when choosing an online program?

Dig for all reviews, good and bad. I scoured the web and social media but actually couldn't find anything that negative on the course I was considering. But the one free module sample is what persuaded me. I knew the course's contents were what I wanted to learn.

 

How have you either benefited from or
been burned by an online graduate or professional program? What
course(s) or programs did you take?

I've benefited; and I've been, not burned, but largely let down in the past by big name universities. It seemed they were more selling their brand, and not practical skills, when it came to teaching marketing.

 

I took Digital Marketing by marketcampus.com - I passed and became certified one year ago.

 

In the past I tried a similar program by U of Illinois, mostly theoretical and non practical, I felt.

 

I'm an entrepreneur thus needed to sharpen my visibility skills to attract users to my sites, and learn new methods. I got better at content marketing, client communication, and SEO (search engine optimization), among other areas, which increased my websites' traffic.

*What are the benefits for going for a graduate degree or
professional certification online?

Aside from the cost being a fraction of an on campus course; the online community on Facebook and Slack, along with the instructors activeness and accessibility on those channels, made me feel connected with the program (although I'm halfway around the world).

*How does a student go about deciphering the good from the bad
educational experiences when choosing an online program?

Dig for all reviews, good and bad. I scoured the web and social media but actually couldn't find anything that negative on the course I was considering. But the one free module sample is what persuaded me. I knew the course's contents were what I wanted to learn.

How have you either benefited from or
been burned by an online graduate or professional program? What
course(s) or programs did you take?

I've benefited; and I've been, not burned, but largely let down in the past by big name universities. It seemed they were more selling their brand, and not practical skills, when it came to teaching marketing.

I took Digital Marketing by marketcampus.com - I passed and became certified one year ago.

In the past I tried a similar program by U of Illinois, mostly theoretical and non practical, I felt.

I'm an entrepreneur thus needed to sharpen my visibility skills to attract users to my sites, and learn new methods. I got better at content marketing, client communication, and SEO (search engine optimization), among other areas, which increased my websites' traffic.

All Posts
×

Almost done…

We just sent you an email. Please click the link in the email to confirm your subscription!

OK