Choosing an Online Learning System: Watching out for Diploma Mills, Pt. 2
Diploma mills are often named to sound confusingly similar to those of prestigious accredited academic institutions. And accreditation mills–the false accreditation bodies that put their stamps of approval on diploma mill learning systems–often go so far as to model their websites after real accrediting agencies.
Diploma mills have often succeeded in creating a bad rapport for online learning systems by casting a shadow of doubt on all diplomas earned online. However, as more people become enlightened on the differences between legitimate online degrees and degree mills, this is beginning to change.
Given the treacherously elaborate efforts of diploma and accreditation mills to appear legitimate, how can potential students spot a mill for what it is? See the next post.
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