One of the first concerns of anyone looking into taking some upper level courses via online education will be about the value of the course itself. Completing an online course involves just as much work as attending a brick and mortar university would entail, and the last thing you want is for all that hard work to about to a degree that's worth about as much as if you'd had it made at a craft show (not to mention the money and time you spent taking it!), whether it's a masters or you're taking an online course.
So, how do you go about finding out if an offered online education course, and the educator in charge of the course, has achieved accreditation? Well, the first place to start is to find out who is actually offering the program. When it comes to Ontario post-secondary education, almost every major university and college offers versions of several courses online. Or, if you're looking online from somewhere like an institution in BC, they have equivalent programs there. It will be noted in the schedule of online offerings whether or not the course you are considering has received accreditation from the school. In most cases, you do not really need to worry, as almost 100% of the courses offered with universities through online education have been accredited by the school.
There are also several governing bodies that offer accreditation to online courses at the post secondary level. These bodies have come about as concern has been voiced over the quality of post-secondary education.It's important to note that this applies largely to courses offered at the international level, thus the councils which accredit courses tend to be international in nature. They include the Universal Council for Online Education Accreditation and other similar organizations. So, if you don't want to move from the comfort of Oshawa condos to receive an international education, you can now safely do so online.
As we stated earlier, when it comes to online education you can be assured that almost all the courses found in the schedule of the major Ontario universities has been accredited. This means that you can gain your education at your own convenience, and rest assured that your credits and your hard work will be recognized by the institution. But remember, you won't always get the best education from online sources. If you want to learn how to do cremation and celebrations or plan unique weddings a more hands on experience may be more worth your while.