Attend an Online Degree Program, Google-Style
By Stanley Rubenti
Career Colleges Columnist
Attending an online degree program is becoming easier than ever thanks to the proliferation of handhelds gadgets flooding the market. The most recent addition on the horizon comes from Google and Orange in the form of a Web-friendly phone allows users to connect to the net with high-definition screens and keypad-ready interfaces. With this new device, it'll be infinitely easier to pursue an online degree on the go.
Order an Online Degree To GoLet's say that you want to catch up on some research for law school during your lunch break or commute to work. Rather than carry around a bulky laptop, you can simply pull at your new Google handheld, log onto the search engine, and browse through court cases, essays, or recent decisions, all at the touch of a button. You're never disconnected, so you'll never be "absent" from class. You can literally work towards your online degree anywhere there is a connection. You can even edit MS Word files and Outlook email messages with many of today's top-selling handhelds. Want to proof your thesis one last time before connecting to a printer and turning in your paper? No problem. This is all possible in a Google-friendly world.
Other Benefits of Attending an Online Degree ProgramAlthough having a handheld can vastly improve your overall productivity, you don't necessarily need to fork over the $200, $300, or $600 required for some of the hottest brands in order to reap the benefits of an online degree program. Internet cafes, coffee shops, bookstores, university campuses, and your home or office all make it easier to connect to the net and take part in classroom discussions, student forums, university lectures, and homework assignments. The Internet is increasingly becoming all-pervasive, and all you need are the time and inclination to log on and become involved. Contrast this with traditional learning in which you had to be physically present in order to participate. Online degree programs have substantially reduced the physical and temporal barriers that once prevented many students from receiving the types of education they wanted.
About the Author
A freelance writer, Stanley Rubenti currently lives in Bangkok where he writes columns for a variety of publications. Stanley holds a B.A. in history.
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