By now, nearly everyone has heard about distance or online education (sometimes referred to simply as "DL". While it's been around for more than a hundred years, the explosion in interest has occurred only in the last 5 or 10 years.
Here are some common questions we hear at DegreeInfo.com:
1) What does "distance learning" mean, anyway?
2) Are DL degrees legitimate?
3) Are the degrees earned through DL respected by employers and other learning institutions?
4) Who gets DL degrees? (And why?)
5) Will I have to start from scratch, or can I get credit for classes I've already taken, and work or
In this article, we'll do our best to answer these questions and more. And if you can't find what you are looking for, try visiting our discussion forum
, where our members and contributors discuss and debate a wide variety of Distance Learning issues. Or check out our free Quick Degree Finder
to help you find the perfect school.