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Online Education a Growing Alternative to Survive, Thrive in Modern Economy

Yakut Gazi discusses how GTPE's online degree programs are filling the need for affordable and accessible ways to re-skill, up-skill, and out-skill in an ever-changing economy

In a modern economy characterized by rapidly changing technology, many people in the workforce are recognizing the benefits of re-skilling, up-skilling, and now, even “out-skilling,” a newer “-skilling” term that refers to acquiring skills necessary to transition from a layoff to a completely new industry.

As traditional residential-learning programs are becoming more expensive, and as companies are growing less inclined to finance employees’ post-graduate degrees, online learning is becoming increasingly more popular.

Georgia Tech is leading the way in this new learning endeavor, with online master’s degree programs offered at less than $10,000, a price that many can afford to pay without dipping into their savings.

Yakut Gazi, Associate Dean for Learning Systems at Georgia Tech Professional Education, sat down with David Pendered to talk more about the philosophy and process behind Georgia Tech’s online learning programs.

Read the full story on the Saporta Report.