The differences between MOOC-based degrees and online degrees

Study International Staff | February 20, 2020

More students are taking up online degrees or MOOC-based degrees – which stand for massive open online course – particularly for postgraduate studies. According to a release for the report Online Program Management Market – Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025: “Graduate students are more likely to pursue virtual courses for higher studies. Distance learning for MBA programmes is gaining popularity as there has been a steady growth in online MBA courses year-on-year.” “The growing need for life-long learning and career-related skills development is likely to play an essential role in driving the growth of online programmes.” Some may wonder – what’s the difference between online degrees and MOOCs? Both are taken online, and provide an academic qualification without requiring students to step foot in a lecture hall – but there are clear differences between the two.

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