Sue2 110 Posts
We have an educational reimbursement policy that up to this point has not addressed online courses. Does anyone allow reimbursement for online courses and if so what criteria do you use to determine what educational institutions you approve? If you have such a policy and don't mind sharing please e-mail to [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] or fax to (843) 443-8227. Thanks!
Unless you really have some doubts about the institutions that your employees are using to take these courses, I can't see any reason not to reimburse for online courses just like you would any other course.
I have done both and again I will tell you that the online courses were more difficult due to:
The lack of interaction available with the instructor. You are on your own pretty much and have to be able to guide yourself through the course.
The lack of interaction with the rest of the class. I know way back - when I went to the brick and mortar UTM - there were files in the sorority lodge where you could view previous tests and such. While working people today do not usually join sororities, the premise is the same. It is so much easier to sit and discuss questions with someone rather than have to post to a message board.
I graduated with honors and my last two online courses had me in tears.
The online classes I took were more difficult than the courses I took at my other Alma Mater (a traditional four year University). Unfortunately, like Nae Nae said there are 'colleges' out there that are ruining the reputation of online courses. A little research will let you know if the school is accredited or not. x:-)