Advantages and Disadvantages of Having a University Degree From an Online School

Education has become versatile in various ways. There are almost no barriers to obtaining education at any level. Having a University Degree is the desire of most people as it gives better employment opportunities in most cases, it also help to increase marketability of one’s skills. Given that there are certain talents which one may have but with a university degree it becomes harnessed and enhanced to secure some income or financial security. The cost of having online degree has been a long challenge for most people especially given that some families may not be able to afford the pay for the high tuition of such ventures however a lot of people do not give up on their academic pursuit while others have to do away with it if the funds are not forth coming.

Online education has come to the rescue of some working class people who will be able to obtain a university degree at the same time pay attention to their regular work in order to support the both their personal expenses and the tuition of obtaining the degree.

The following are some of advantages of having a university degree from an online school:

1. Online school provides a convenient academic environment: this is perhaps one of the most important aspects of the online school programs. Students have the learning convenience. all you have to do is to find out the program outline for your chosen course and follow it through without having to disrupt most of your already established schedules

2. When obtaining a university degree from an online school, you don’t have to quit your job especially if you need to work to earn the tuition. this opportunity to work and school has made it easier for people who would not have been able to pay for their tuition had they quit their jobs to go to a university

3. Online university degree matches exactly the same as any other degree. There is no indication that certificate obtained from an online school will identify you as having studied online. in fact the degree is exactly the same with the ones obtained from the conventional classroom system

4. The curriculum of online school is practically the same with those of any other conventional school.

5. Online university degree gives the holder an academic edge. you can compare your status when you obtain a university degree online with that time you did not have the degree at all. you will realize that the impact of the degree is very positive

In as much as the online university degree has several advantages, there are however a few disadvantages to note.

1. Online university degree may be considered of lesser value by some organizations. this may purely be due to organizational reasons

2. The usual student to student and/or student to lecturer interaction is often missing during an online program. it is undeniable that there are several impacts of face to face contact with study groups and class rooms, …

The Science Of Phobias

Here's how phobias work.

There are two parts to your mind – one that thinks, and one that feels.

The thinking part is the conscious, rational mind that you are using now as you read this.

The feeling part is the unconscious, emotional mind. It takes care of automatic tasks like regulating the heart, controlling pain and managing our instincts.

It's the unconscious mind that is programmed to act instinctively in times of danger. It reacts very fast – making you run or fight – rather than allowing your thinking mind to philosophize while you are attacked by a tiger. This has great survival value.

The unconscious mind is also a very fast learner. The same emergency route that can bypass the rational mind in times of danger can also stamp strong emotional experiences (traumatic ones) in the unconscious mind. This makes evolutionary sense – it ensures that we have vivid imprints of the things that threaten us.

And just as we have two minds, so we have two memory systems: one for the facts and one for the emotions that may or may not go with those facts.

Sometimes, when a person experiences a very traumatic event, the highly emotional memory of the event becomes trapped – locked in the emotional brain – in an area called the amygdala which is the emotional storehouse. There is no chance for the rational mind to process it and save it as an ordinary, non-threatening memory in actual storage (in the hippocampus). Like the memory of what you did last weekend.

Instead, the emotional brain holds onto this unprocessed reaction pattern because it thinks it needs it for survival. And it will trigger it whenever you encounter a situation or object that is anything like the original trauma. It does not have to be a precise match.

This is pure survival again. You only need to see part of a tiger through the bushses for the fear reaction to kick in again – for the "fight or flight" response to trigger – you do not have to wait until you see the whole tiger or identify it exactly as the tiger that attacked you before. In fact, it probably only has to be something orange and black moving through the bushes. This is why the pattern matching process is necessary approximate, or sloppy. You err on the side of safety. You do not have to have all the details to know if something is dangerous.

This is the basis of a phobia: a fear response attached to something that was present in the original trauma. The response is terror, shaking, sweating, heart pounding etc. And because of the sloppy pattern-matching it can get stuck to literally anything – animal, mineral or vegetable. It may not even be glued to the thing that caused the trauma. So a child attacked in a pram by a dog may develop a phobia of prams rather than dogs.

It is because phobias are created in this …