Comments on: Ivy League universities offer online degrees & certificates http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/ Thu, 14 Aug 2008 03:34:36 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 By: Joy http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-8485 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 17:03:44 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-8485 Toby,

Thank you for sharing your personal experience with the Ivy League online programs, it always helps to hear what other students are saying about the programs. Thanks for pointing out the addition of a new online program at Dartmouth. I will be sure to update this post with the new information… thanks for sharing!

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By: Toby http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-8484 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:57:41 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-8484 I have to address Alexander’s comments and much of this will be directed to him.

Alexander clearly has strong feelings about what should be, but has no clue about what actually is. Online offerings from Ivy League institutions is the most benevolently democratic action these elite universities could take. It is not “leveling the playing field”, it is giving bright individuals an opportunity to study with some of the most brilliant minds in post-secondary education. People who weren’t born with a silver spoon in their mouth, or who took a little longer to decide what they wanted to make of themselves should have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in a challenging, rewarding setting. Harvard Extension School, eCornell and the Dartmouth Online Bridge from Tuck Business School are exceptional opportuniites for non-traditional students to excell and propel themselves forward. I am a degree candidate at Harvard Extension. I attend classes both on campus and online and it has been the most amazing experience to study with Harvard Instructors in an evening setting. I am also near completion of an online certificate at eCornell and it has been rewarding and has given me invaluable tools that I can utilize right now in my professional life. I’m not a traditional student. I took the road less traveled. I spent almost ten years in the military where I started a family. Telling me that I don’t sacrifice while trying to attend Harvard full-time is something you should take up with my wife and kids. How dare anyone try to take anything away from people trying to make a better life for themselves and their children. Isn’t that what this country is all about?

The most degrading thing to happen to the Ivy League is continuing to allow subpar students to enroll due to large contributions by their parents. How could you compare reaching out to the bright and capable with the ultrarich buying a spot that could be taken by someone more deserving?

For anyone who is interested, Dartmouth does offer an online program through Tuck School of Business. Here is a link:
http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/exec/open_programs/online_bridge.html

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By: Joy http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-8475 Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:20:26 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-8475 Alexander- Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion.

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By: Alexander http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-8474 Sun, 13 Jul 2008 13:02:49 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-8474 I strongly disagree with “on-line” Ivy league degrees.

Offering a UPenn or Harvard or Yale degree online does little more than bring degradation to the Ivy League. The ancient eight are extremely selective for a reason – they do not exist to compete with “community colleges” or the like. Hence you must be there to absorb the unique educational experience; it cannot be downloaded via a broadband connection, it is not virtual. If you are Ivy League material; you should sacrifice and find a way to attend in person, not over a cable modem. Clearly this is less about convenience (although who ever promised you that?) and more about leveling the playing field.

That to believe this field can ever be level is folly; it is simply not reality. You who think you can take shortcuts and walkaway with the same value will find out you are terribly foolish and mistaken.

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By: Joy http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-8058 Mon, 19 May 2008 13:56:20 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-8058 Naved-
Thank you for your comments. The past couple of months I’ve had to slow down on my blogging a bit as I had a very tough last semester. I finally GRADUATED though, so I will be reviewing old posts, making updates, and adding new posts… so please check back often!!
Thanks!
Joy

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By: Naved http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-8057 Mon, 19 May 2008 13:52:50 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-8057 Very informative… Do you have any updates…

Thanks
Naved

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By: Joy http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-435 Wed, 07 Nov 2007 19:58:06 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-435 Yeah, with Ivy League universities, cost always seems to be an issue! At least some of them are starting to offer free online lectures. The only down side of that is… you get the knowledge, but not the credentials!

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By: Mariella http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-434 Wed, 07 Nov 2007 19:50:41 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-434 Oh wow…I’m interested in Harvard’s Biotechnology course. Now if I could only afford it…

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By: Joy http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-424 Wed, 07 Nov 2007 02:03:43 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-424 Liz-

Thanks for the positive feedback!

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By: Liz http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/ivy-league-universities-now-offer-online-degrees-and-certificates/comment-page-1/#comment-370 Sat, 03 Nov 2007 21:31:02 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/86#comment-370 This is great information! I have an online Master’s degree and am pursuing a PhD online – it’s great to see that Ivy League schools are catching on to this opportunity to reach students. Thanks for researching this!

I found you at the Carnival of Business Success http://floatlikearock.com/business-success-links-10-29/

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