How Online Graduates Portray their Degree

Distance Education Report

We often think of online education as particularly well-suited to the adult learner population, which takes advantage of the flexible and asynchronous nature of these degrees.  However, it is a reality that some populations remain uncomfortable with the nature of online degrees, believing them less rigorous and potentially less of a full higher education experience than a face-to-face counterpart. Eric J. Hagan of Drexel University set out to explore how adult graduates of a bachelor’s degree completion program portrayed their degree, particularly the online portion of their study, to others.

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