@LatinBorne: I can appreciate your questioning or doubting whether the online courses are "legit" as you put it, but many people, for specific reasons, use online education to gather knowledge, and eventually build on that knowledge to further their cause, and or advance their careers.
I am deaf, and traditional classrooms are just not the answer for me. Too many distractions, and the inability to hear the interactions in classroom discussions are virtually impossible.
I have a degree in Business Administration/2012, and more than twenty years experience in several fields. My big insurmountable mountain to climb is age. I am 63, but few 30 and 40 year old men can barely keep up with me. I am still viable and aggressive, physically and mentally, just need a job to prove it to everyone else.