There are many reasons that students choose online education. Some students say that self-paced learning works for them. While otehr students find that online programs allows for a more balanced approach to work, family, friends, and school. The graphic illustrates some of the other reasons.
Chris Foley, assistant vice president and director of online education at Indiana University, explains how a campus visit can help a online student make the best decision about which school to attend.
Ian Quillen, a Baltimore-based freelance reporter for U.S. News covering online education, describes 3 trends in the online learning industry being used by colleges to improve student experiences.
Jordan Friedman, an online education editor at U.S. News, reports the results of a study of online college students' behaviors when choosing an online degree program.