Online learning worth it?

Here is a question we received from a student:


 I found your article through some source hunting and found it very very helpful. Actually, am planning to purse Masters in Transportation and Logistics Management from American Public University, distance learning. Since, I live and work in Dubai, UAE and am Indian national, could you please advise, if Masters program from this university are accredited all over the globe? Thanks so much in advance.  Rgds

You are asking two different questions: 1) accreditation, 2)online learning.

Accreditation: U.S. university programs are accredited by different agencies/organizations in the U.S. These agencies ensure the quality of the programs. They review faculty credentials, courses offered, and how these programs prepare students for jobs. Accreditation is a good thing! You want to look for programs that are accredited.

Second, distance learning or on-line learning. There are a number of good on-line programs. The on-line program has the same credit and value as a classroom program. You don't even need to tell your future employer that it is an on-line degree unless asked.

Hope this helps!

Dr. Gupta is the founder and CEO of PlanetGPA.com, an on-line company that helps international students find the right university and program.



1 Response to “Online learning worth it?”

  1. July 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Hello Dr. Gupta and All,
    I just wanted to add that American Public University in the USA holds BOTH regional and national accreditation. Regional accreditation in the USA is the highest form of accreditation so credits earned at such an accredited online school should transfer and be recognized easily worldwide.
    APU in the USA works with a wide global base of government contractors in the USA with foreign installations so you should have little problem with name recognition and degree acceptance.
    Vicky Phillips
    Founder – GetEducated.com (USA)

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