For many roles in global development, a master's degree or some other form of higher education is a prerequisite.
An online course or degree can be the most practical and cost-effective option for students from low-income countries, where education options are more limited. It’s also the most convenient and flexible option for professionals in the field who often work outside normal office hours. Being able to combine studies and work also demonstrates autonomy and discipline to recruiters and potential employers.
Online programs continue to gain recognition and popularity as institutions increase the quality of their digital education offerings. But online and remote learning comes with its own challenges: procrastination, unreliable internet connection, tight deadlines — and the temptation of a quick nap on the couch.
Natalie Donback, editorial associate and reporter at Devex, tracks down five current and former students for their top tips to succeed in an online course. Watch this video for advice from a former coordinator at Médecins Sans Frontières, a former student at Imperial College London, a management consultant at Deloitte, and more.
Devex, with financial support from our partner 2U, is exploring the skills and education development sector professionals will need for the future. Visit the Focus on: DevPros 2030 page for more.