Going back to school is very time consuming, especially when a student intends to do so without quitting his or her full time job. These days, the costs of education are so high that a lot of students do not have a choice but to work. Many people are also aware that they will never advance in their job unless they earn another degree. One example of this, is teachers. Teachers who want to move into administrative positions cannot do so without earning a degree in educational administration. However, they cannot quit their job to do this, or they may never find another one. How do you balance work and school? Thankfully technology has made this a lot easier.
Online classes started being introduced about 10 years ago, but they have only really caught on in the last four years. Many schools began offering courses online only to their current students. As time went on, they realized that they could make a lot of money by opening these classes up to additional students. Since the class was already online, it did not cost them any more to allow other students to register. Now, there are entire college programs offered online. Most are cheaper than traditional programs because the school does not have as much overhead.
Online programs benefit students as well as the school. Students can take these classes at any time of day, so they do not have to quit their job to make it to class. They still have to find time to do the work, but the specific time is up to them. This makes it so much easier for adults to go back to school. Those who have been unable to so in the past may now be able to juggle work and school, through online classes.