Are online degrees the educational equivalent of a brick-and-mortar campus? Or do online degrees reflect a less-serious commitment to education on the part of the degree-holder?
Vault.com‘s CEO Erik Sorenson recently pointed out that â€œEverything has moved online, including education. Though more and more Americans are getting educated online, there is still a bias toward traditional classroom education, especially for high-end careers and top-ranked companies.â€
Vault’s recently conducted survey shows that while 49% of those who make hiring decisions have encountered applicants with online degrees (up from 34% in 2005), only 19% have actually hired a candidate who only possessed an online degree.
So where you stand on this issue? How do you view online degrees now? How have your view changed in the past few years? And how you think your future self (in say, 2018?) will feel about the issue?