Online Cis Degree?
Q: I know this question is off-topic, being more education related than
programming related, I am hoping to get some feedback on education for
switching from a management career to a programming/systems management
I am going to be entering the online Masters in Information Systems at
Drexel University in the Spring:
My father was listening to NPR the other day, and suggested that it
might be either a) required or b) a waste of time to get an advanced
degree because with the proliferation of online degrees the value of
the peice of paper they are written on is worth less (not worthless).
A:IMHO of course: a).an advanced degree is hardly required to get a good job. b). an advanced degree is hardly a waste of time c). any degree that doesn't require a substantial amount of time in a classroom is "worth" much less than one that does (see comments below). d). don't bother with an advanced degree if you want it for better job ops, only get it if you want a better education. regarding comment c - if all youre doing is essentially learning on your own, then why bother with the "degree program" ? learn on your own and save your money i agree, if you have to actually spend time in a classroom in an academic environment. call it what you will - personally, i barely consider the value of "an online degree" (graduate or not) when evaluating an application. yes! i would ask questions about the classes taken and the general environment, regardless of whether or not i wanted to know if they earned the degree in residence or on-line. i would want to know about the program itself - they are hardly all created equal. no, not if the person evaluating me looks at the whole picture. i earned 2 B.S. degrees and will finish an M.S. degree in December, all in residence. i feel i would compare very favourably against someone who earned it all on-line, without having set foot in a classroom. It's just not the same experience. There are a lot of reasons for why in residence programs are considered superior to on-line programs.