One of the greatest reservations students have about online degrees is the fear of studying in isolation. It’s a concern Dr. Valerie Warner-Collins understands well. “Often, when you look at online education, you think, ‘I don’t know if I can manage this on my own. I feel isolated. I’m not in a regular classroom. I don’t have that face-to-face interaction. I don’t have that person there driving [me],” says Valerie, a graduate of Walden’s Doctor of Education program. “Not true. In this type of environment, you can make it. You can be successful.” Online degree programs and online courses offer all the resources students need for a complete learning experience—from the teacher to the instruction, the camaraderie and the advice and guidance. “Every single office you can think of at a university is available to you on your laptop in an online degree [program] with Walden University,” Valerie says. Listen to Valerie discuss her thoughts about online learning at Walden.
For some, the hardest part of pursuing an online degree is just getting started. Find out more about online learning and the Walden student experience.