A survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management and commissioned by eLearners.com agrees. It found that 87 percent of 449 randomly selected HR professionals viewed online degrees more favorably than they did five years ago. Seventy-nine percent said that they had hired a job applicant with an online degree in the past 12 months.
There’s been an explosion in virtual education in the past decade; and a more recent shift in the debate about online learning, according to Jason B. Huett, associate dean of online development and USG eCore at the University of West Georgia.
“The jury is no longer out,” he said. Research has found online learning to be just as effective as face-to-face education. Now that the delivery method has credibility, the debate has moved to comparing the quality between online educational programs. “Online degrees are not all equal,” he said.