Quote from rickybear
There are a lot of universities these days that have online programs and offer classes over the Internet. you can take every class online and get the very same degree that the students who attended classes do. there is no distinction. that would be my choice seeing as the tuition is similar.
If you read my whole post, you'll see that I was not trying to criticize the person's program or her for taking it -- just trying to help her succeed in her career by being prepared for the fact that bias still exists.
The education literature is still mixed on this subject. While a lot of on-line courses (and whole programs) are being developed, not everyone is convinced that the quality of the educational experience is the same. In the past, some of the on-line courses have not met the same standards as the on-campus courses. The general concensus seems to be that the quality is improving as faculty members develop the expertise to teach on-line. So, I would guess that the bias against on-line education will be decreasing in the future.
However ... that wasn't the topic that I was addressing in my post. I was just trying to help out the original poster by saying that, "Yes, some people do have a bias against on-line education" and suggesting that she prepare to present her qualifications well to overcome any bias she might encounter in the future.
I wish her well in her studies and in her future career.