Selecting an Online University
The advent of the Internet has completely changed the way we look at education. Although for over two hundred
years now people have looked at educating themselves by attending universities out side their home country,
distance leaning has taken a complexly new direction with the advent of the Internet technology. There are hundreds
and may be thousands of universities that offer various degree programmes online. However, selecting an online
university that is recognised is important. If not, the time, effort and money spent in obtaining such degree will
You must look at a few things before selecting the online university. Firstly, look whether the university
is accredited to a recognised body in the country of its origin. Then look at the success of the online university.
Is it open seven days of the week and can you get the necessary support for the course you are registering? Look
at the success rate of students and for how long this university had been online.
Some of the online degree programs are not one 100% online. Instead they include instruction through mail,
telephone or videotape, or they require some on campus attendance. Be sure your university offers 100% online
programs. Look at the tutors and their credentials. Ensure they are not some class teachers in a school with a
computer terminal. Once you are satisfied you can go ahead and register.