Why take online art classes in Nebraska?
Omaha is one of the underrated art gems in the Midwest and the state’s creative industry is sizable and offers a number of opportunities to recent graduates of online art schools. As of January 2012, the state had more than 4,300 arts-related businesses that employ more than 18,500 people within its borders. Online art classes in Nebraska are an excellent way to begin to understand the local job landscape.
They allow you to learn around like-minded people and also network with professionals and potential employers in the area of your career interests. Plus, all of those businesses are likely familiar with local universities and their graduates so a graduate of a local online art school may have a leg up when it comes to the initial job search.
Online Education in Nebraska Overview
While many states have decided to jump headlong into the adoption of statewide online education at the high school level and below, Nebraska is at the other end of the spectrum. One look at the report card put together by the national campaign for online education, Digital Learning Now, and you will see that Nebraska is still a barren environment when it comes to online education. Low scores in quality choices, advancement, funding, infrastructure, and quality instruction make Nebraska a tough place for online education to thrive.
The state does offer individual online courses to students of all levels, but there are no options for full-time virtual school, the state doesn’t authorize charter schools, and it still hasn’t put together a process for approving digital learning providers. Frankly speaking, Nebraska has a long way to go before online education in the state can succeed.