Employers Often Distrust Online Degrees

Some say they prefer job applicants who earned diplomas the old-fashioned way

Karen Glover thought she was lucky when she found a way to take online courses from Florida State University and work full time at an academic library in Georgia. But when it came to finding a new job with her master's degree in library and information studies, her strategy backfired.

Potential employers wanted to know how she had been able to hold a full-time job in one state while going to school in