Online classes and degrees have begun to pop up at college campuses across the country; about 75% of higher education institutions are offering online programs, but are they equal in prestige to the programs that you would find in a traditional brick and mortar format? Traditionally, online classes have been presented in a correspondence style; the student reads the text book and takes tests online, with little interaction between the student, peers, and the professor. However, this is all changing and online programs are offering students experiences equal to those of an on campus program. Ryokan College offers a synchronous, interactive and collaborative online program using state-of-the-art technology.
There are many advantages to an online education:
- Lower costs
- The use and understanding of technology is key in the business community, soon everything will be online and technology skills will be critical in the field of psychology.
- Online instructors can teach from anywhere around the globe, exposing students to a wide range of information and knowledge.
- Online education facilitates team learning and collaboration.
- Online programs allow for greater flexibility in terms of scheduling and completion.
Ryokan College decided to move to an online format to meet the needs of our current and future students. Ryokan strives to provide the best education at the lowest price. The changing demands in the field of psychology require the acclimation to and use of technology. Technology is the way of the future and our online program falls in line with these demands.