Online Course Accreditation

The Importance of Accreditation: Online Courses

Online courses can be great-they save time, money, and the hassle of getting to and from class on time, every day. However, not every online institution is worthwhile. There are essentially three different types of institutions on the Internet: those with recognized accreditation, those with unrecognized or no accreditation, and diploma mills. The latter is worthless and no employer will take this type of degree seriously because you are basically buying a diploma. These are easy to distinguish (i.e. they may offer a degree in under 10 days) and are not worth discussing. The other two types of institutions, however, deserve a more thorough consideration.