I believe online schools are not just in it for the money. In order to learn the most from an online school, you have to find a legitimate program. An important tip for finding a good school is to make sure that the school you choose is accredited. Accredited institutions will provide a higher quality of education because they are held to specific standards.
You should also consider what the school is willing to invest in you. Make sure that you fully utilize a school’s resources in order to get the most value out of an online program. I recommend that you take every opportunity to use the library or any additional learning material that is provided for you.
In particular, I know that webinars, or online seminars, are available at Walden University. Though I have never attended any, the webinars are designed to advise students and make us aware of opportunities. Sometimes they explicitly address ways to take advantage of school resources, while other times they discuss practical business skills. In some cases, my school provides webinars that detail the requirements of a specific career.
Another resource that Walden University provides is an online tutoring service. A couple of the larger tutoring programs are the math and writing workshops. These tutoring programs allow students to submit work to a tutor who assesses the work and provides feedback.
If Walden University was just in it for the money, the school would not bother to provide so many supplemental resources. So even though tuition is expensive, I know that I am paying for a number of enriching educational materials as I work toward my degree.