Learn the truth about online learning
As the digital world continues to expand, more and more colleges and universities like Franklin are offering well-respected online degrees. As one of the first to offer a quality online education, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that our online classes and degree programs are equal in educational value to our traditional classes.
Of course, we let you choose how you want to learn: online, onsite or through a combined learning experience.
You should know, however, that our online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs align with the rigorous requirements to maintain our position as an accredited university. In fact, we pride ourselves on offering unique, hands-on practicums to our online adult learners to better prepare them for the demands of a real-world career.
Here we examine (and bust) the myths surrounding online college educations:
The Myth: Online degrees are not respected.
The Truth: Employers appreciate the flexibility that online learning offers busy employees. They also respect the fact that Franklin’s online learning format includes the same curriculum, skills and outcomes as our onsite classes.
The Myth: Online learning is less rigorous.
The Truth: Hardly. While Franklin’s online classes are tailored to meet busy schedules, you may find you have to increase your time-management skills to ensure completion of your coursework.
The Myth: Online promotes “cheating.”
The Truth: Studies show that when it comes to shortchanging things, there’s no difference between online or onsite learning. And, at Franklin, we have built-in accountability to help hold our students to a higher standard, which increases the quality and reputation of your Franklin degree.
The Myth: Learning online is isolating and lonely.
The Truth: Fat chance. With Franklin’s online learning resources, including discussion boards, chats and video conferencing, you may experience even more peer-to-peer and student-to-faculty sharing opportunities than in the classroom.
The Myth: The instructors are inferior.
The Truth: With Franklin's online classes, you learn from the same industry-expert faculty that teach our onsite classes. While you won't necessarily see them in real time, you will interact with them through online discussions, emails, chat and lecture sessions.