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A recent study conducted by SRI International for the U. S. Department of Education showed that, “Students who took all or part of their class online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through traditional face-to-face instruction.”*
According to the New York Times, “the real promise of online education, experts say, is providing learning experiences that are tailored more to individual students than is possible in classrooms. That enables more “learning by doing,” which many students find more engaging and useful.”**
Online degree programs offer the flexibility and support that traditional colleges sometimes lack. At Western Governors University, our degree programs were developed by a council of experts in each field who helped define the competencies that form the curriculum. This combination of expertise in both industry knowledge and academia guarantees that your degree will be relevant in your chosen field.
Here, you’ll get to study when it’s convenient for you. You’ll also work with a dedicated mentor who will serve as your academic advisor, your coach, and a friendly supporter of your ultimate success.
Get a student experience that meets your needs at Western Governors University. WGU’s programs are challenging and ideal for the strong independent learner. Learn more about our online degrees and programs today!
* www.ed.gov/finalreport (PDF)
** www.nytimes.com/Learning Online May Be Better
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