Quincy, MA (PRWEB) July 6, 2009
Edvisors.com's new design and functionality position it as the #1 community resource for elearners. The addition of community features allows students to compare online degree programs, rate schools and exchange ideas. To better serve students, the new design incorporates online education blogs, news feeds, forums and ebooks customized to the online learner. These resources support students in their effort to find the best online degree programs based on their unique needs by encouraging community interaction, discussion and feedback. Also home to a online education directory of more than 30,000 programs, 6,000 colleges and 1,000+ online degree programs, students can now find all they need at Edvisors.com.
Historically, enrollments at online schools continued to grow while services to those seeking these programs have not kept up. According to the Sloan Consortium "the 12.9 percent growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the 1.2 percent growth of the overall higher education student population." Although their numbers have increased dramatically, very few online resources have been evolved to serve this attractive audience. Students are often frustrated by the lack of support in their search for the best programs.
The push to update the site came from the students. "Online education is the fastest growing segment of higher ed, it makes sense we would focus our efforts on better serving this audience." reports Gregg Manning, Director of Internet Strategies. "With our new resources, students can help each other through the maze of programs and degree offerings." Plans are already in the works to incorporate reviews and ratings from students powered by CollegeGrader.com which successfully powers the college reviews on HowToGetIn.com.
Edvisors Network, the parent of Edvisors.com, is more well known as a leading providing of financial aid resources to college students. Some of the web's most popular financial aid websites, including FinancialAidForum.com and PrivateStudentLoans.com, are operated by Edvisors. The Network is host to more than 1 million visitors with more than 75,000 students registering for more detailed services each month. Edvisors' more recent focus on supporting online education will bring online education marketing and support services to a new level for students and schools.
Edvisors, a global leader in higher education marketing and college financial aid, provides a richer, more fulfilling education experience to students, educators and parents worldwide. We deliver on our mission by providing an unmatched portfolio of online education resources, student loan products and college-related information and services through Edvisors Student Services, Student Loan Network, and the Edvisors Foundation.