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Monday, November 4, 2019

Why Second Life Players Should Consider Studying an Online Degree

Many Second Life players have found inspiration in the game to make changes in their real lives. Sometimes all it takes is a brief conversation with another player to open your eyes to a future that you hadn’t considered.
If you are looking to make a change in your life and to begin pursuing a new career path, an online degree is a great first step to take. Here are some of the reasons you should consider it.

Find a Subject Relevant to Your Interests

Many people are under the misapprehension that online degrees are only suitable for a relatively small range of subjects - those that can be completed remotely and don’t require any practical component. However, this hasn’t been the case for quite some time. There are now a number of leading universities that offer degrees in subjects like nursing and these include a placement component arranged by the university.
Studying online doesn’t require you to narrow your ambitions or restrict your potential choices for the future, studying online is a perfectly valid route into just about any industry you have your eye on. For example, check out the University of Virginia online - they offer tech, business, medical, and even politics-related degrees. No matter what you like to do in life, and in Second Life, there is sure to be a degree out there that is right for you.

Study at Your Own Pace

One of the main advantages of studying online is that it puts you firmly in control of your time and enables you to study at a pace that suits you. Online degrees have enabled single parents and other people who would traditionally not be able to commit to a university course to broaden their horizons for the future. Most online degrees can be studied on a part-time basis, meaning that the course will take longer to complete but will be much less demanding and intense.

Control Your Schedule

Some of us find that we learn better when we are left to study independently. If you are the kind of person who needs lectures and needs the face to face interactions with their professors that aren’t available online, a campus course is a better option for you. However, independent learners and those who just want more control over how they spend their available time will appreciate the freedom that an online degree offers.

Save Money on Tuition

Getting an education is expensive. Not only do you have to consider the immediate costs of tuition, which seem to be going up every year, but you also need to factor in the costs of accommodation, food, etc. Studying full-time limits the amount of time you can dedicate to a job and the amount of money you can make while you study.
An online degree is a much more realistic proposition for many people. For one thing, the option of studying part-time gives students much more latitude to work in their free time and earn money to offset their costs, which are already lower than they are for regular students.

Whatever your ambitions are in life, or in Second Life, an online degree can be an excellent first step to take. Online degrees now carry the same weight as their campus counterparts, cost less money, and offer students much more flexibility and control.


  1. Sometimes you only need to study a single topic. This is when online schools like Khan Academy are a good choice as well. And it looks just as good on a resume.