« on: December 02, 2007, 09:03:13 AM »
Wow this is real accurate. I'm sure that any school is considered better than other schools because they either do not offer online degrees, or they just have four walls that students actually come to every day.
Reconcile the difference: because online schools are known to be less stringent and restrictive in the quality of students they admit and in their grading structures. It's nothing to do with being brick and mortar it's because they graduate anyone with a pulse and money, and I'm not sure about the pulse.
I've also stated that online programs have their own reputations of quality. Those associated with traditional schools are much better regarded than those who are strictly online and private who are known for graduating anyone.
Genius. No one with any knowledge of online degrees frowns upon them as long as they come from accredited schools.
It's called cognitive dissonance.
They teach the students just as well, but some studies show better, than brick and mortar schools.
Studies sponsored by online institutions and associations.
Comparing Harvard is not accurate, because most people do not go to an Ivy league school.
U of I vs. DeVry - I promise you there is absolutely no f**cking comparison and this is from real world relevant working experience in the industry. U of I is respected. DeVry doesn't even qualify as TTT. It's sceptic tank. I worked with some of the Devry Online instructors and they were pretty dense. They are the epitome of the expression that those who can't do teach.
Most online degrees will be viewed as any other small college that is not prestigious. It is like the other poster said, if you have a 177 LSAT they could care less where you went to school, or what your GPA was.
Even Illinois lower state schools are considered significantly more prestigious than DeVry, and I'm comparing the brick and mortars.
Also, some online program are insecure. Anyone who is sufficiently intelligent in computers (which would preclude their comp sci students ) can cheat.