The online university is one of 21st century’s greatest inventions. It offers access to education that is both cheap and reliable. So far, so good, as the old saying goes. The abundance of online masters degrees is also one of those things to be on the look out for.
But what does exactly, the recent mushrooming of such modes of education mean for good old-fashioned education? Simply put, it means that it is time to buckle down and get kicking. With the amount of pressure directed at those new bastions of education, we should also give them some credit.
Yes, some would argue that the online university and the online masters degrees you can acquire there are not all that great, and that, in reality, you need not worry too much about these modes of learning.
But the fact have shown that a growing cohort of students, who have been denied the possibility to study at a regular institution of higher education, are increasingly prone to snub traditional universities.
This is truly shaping up as a problem for everyone and many a headache could have been avoided if only universities would have stopped competing about acquiring fancy equipment over cultivating the world’s most promising students.
It is such a sorrowful thing that education should become a commodity that is easily affordable by the rich and privileged. In reality, some universities now demand that you start your education as soon as you can walk.
High-flyer parents would make sure their children do everything from piano lessons to Mandarin lessons to sports to a slew of extra-curricular activities. Piling so many activities on your children, however, may certainly help the nipper be a bit better at subjects at school.
But is it worth it to set them up for a life of moiling and toiling? Is it worth it to almost guarantee that your children will undergo a classic case of over burning.
We are not here to judge. And truly, there are those students who cotton on the whole thing of pushing themselves beyond the reasonable and they pursue degrees with vim and vigor and knowing no respite.
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