Primary problem with most online/part-time program is that they are products derived from existing on-campus programs and are considered more "convenient" and hence, do not generate enough interest in the industry. I believe that candidate should evaluate the rigour of any part-time/online program before joining it.
Search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo play a major role in the online learning industry. Because of these web-based tools, finding online courses would only take you a few clicks on your computer screen or touches on your mobile device. And through systematic web search query, it is now easier to find the relevant online degree programs from the online universities of your choice.
Among the great benefits of online education is the ability to review content over and over. The human mind has a tendency to drift in and out of focus, which makes it hard to retain all of the information in a traditional class. With online learning, materials can be reviewed multiple times to reinforce concepts. Also worth mentioning is the amount and variety of learning tools available to online learning. You can look up videos, information, and applications to assist your understanding of a concept. You can even learn from a wide variety of sources to gain different perspectives on topics relevant to your study. Of course, online learning offers some the opportunity to learn who would not otherwise have that opportunity. Lastly, as stated in the opening paragraph; online learning is convenient, easy, and more cost effective.
Online learning combines information technology and multimedia to provide learning programs for students through the World Wide Web or through a combination of media. Online colleges and traditional colleges provide students with education and a degree but the difference is that online colleges do not require the physical presence of an instructor. Online learning programs are available as standalone courses, Associates, Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees, completion programs, continuing education courses, and professional certification. Students who wish to earn an online degree can study from a traditional university or an online college that offers distance learning programs.