Online education has been gaining grounds in the past decade. However, the online doctoral student is a new phenomenon. There is a lack of clarity and insight related to the obstacles and advantages faced by these new nontraditional doctoral students.
The purpose of the qualitative content analysis study is to explore the descriptions of online learning offered by female students via social media platforms. Research show that virtual classrooms seem particularly beneficial for female students, social media messages could be a powerful force in persuading women students to pursue education online.