Colleges and Distance Education
Distance education offers the chance for higher education to many students unable to find time for traditional on campus learning. Adult learners are able to return to class and earn undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees at a time and place of their choosing. Today everyone seeking higher education will use online resources during the course of their study. Here are some facts about the online educational process.
University of Phoenix in Arizona
How Does a Distance Learning College Work?
Distance learning colleges are exactly like brick and mortar colleges. Students must go through the application process. Each student is evaluated and transcripts must be sent to the college specified address when requested. Prior coursework is considered during the placement process. Grants and student loans are available with assistance from the financial counselors who arrange everything by phone and online. Students must fill out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the process can begin. When the enrollment process is complete the student will receive access to the online student web or campus where assignment to courses and other required processes begin. From this point coursework is similar to going to class near home. Students log in to the password protected site and interact with teachers and other students during the learning process.
Walden Online University
What Technology Is Used in Distance Colleges?
Emerging technologies keep distance learning in a state of constant change as colleges try to keep abreast of new technology. Learning online has become the logical way to learn as more students seek higher education in pursuit of their career goals. Distance learners are able to study in a team environment and participate in a classroom with other students exactly like a brick and mortar college. Students use satellite, computers, telephone, the Internet, interactive video conferencing, and audio to communicate with teachers and other students. The convenience of technology makes it possible for students to log on and work at any time of the day or night without interfering with work or other responsibilities.
Capella University in Capella Tower
What is the Distance Learning Experience Like?
Distance learning colleges in the USA offer a well rounded learning experience with online classrooms, online team meeting rooms, online university libraries with many research sites dedicated to student use. Most distance learning colleges have an online student lounge for meeting with other students. Team assignments are done with the participation of all team members who select a team leader to head up the projects assigned to the group. Personal assignments are done by individual students and submitted electronically to the teacher's assigned mail box. This is a structured learning environment that offers the disciplined student the opportunity to learn in complete privacy.
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Accredited Distance Learning Colleges in the USA
When searching for the right distance learning college make sure you research accreditation. This is extremely important. There are many legitimate distance learning colleges today but there are also many scams on the internet. Use caution before you enroll. Get references. Reputable distance learning colleges participate in education fairs across the country. Some distance learning colleges have campuses in many location for students to visit in person. Check out all resources before choosing your college.
Regis University On Campus and Online
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Traditional Colleges Offer Distance Learning Degrees
Many traditional colleges offer distance learning degree programs through their local campus. Take time to review well known universities that offer distance learning programs. Some college programs require minimal on campus study but many offer complete distance learning degree programs.
University of Houston Distance Learning
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