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June 28 2017, 3:44AM PDT

How Do Online College Classes Work?

Before you commit yourself to taking an online course or enrolling in an online school, you'll need to first understand how online college classes work. While many elements of an online college class are alike those of a typical, campus-based course, many elements are completely different. First, distance learning occurs entirely over the Internet. This means that all of your contact with your instructors and classmates will occur over email or through a classroom chat room or discussion board. Your [Read More]

Learning Online

Internet educational opportunities have opened new doors for many officers
Posted: June 16th, 2006 01:38 AM PDT

Remember those matchbook covers that offered "draw-me" scholarship contests? The "winner" then got to pay for art lessons from a correspondence school.

Distance education has come a long way since then. In the last decade, it has become a rapidly expanding way for many people to earn legitimate college degrees.

Distance learning works especially well for law enforcement professionals, whose schedules can be unpredictable and involve [Read More]

Online universities put 'learning resources' on the Web

[March 13, 2006]
(Billings Gazette (MT) (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)

Mar. 13--Talk about flexible, Connie Keogh can work just about anywhere she can carry her laptop.

She's logged hours in coffee shops, airports and even while sitting on the beach.

"Pretty much, when I'm working, I have the laptop in front of me and I'm either on the phone or getting ready to make a call," she said.

Keogh, an Absarokee native, is a faculty member of Western Governors University, an online university headquartered [Read More]

Students Earn Degrees Online

By: Angela Blanchard

3/9/2006
Lesley Frohlich is planning to graduate in June with a 2 year degree in business management. But she has never been required to set foot in class. A majority of colleges and universities are now offering online courses. One study shows at least 2.3 million people took an online course in 2004. Online learning was originally designed for students living far from campus. Now, that`s not always the case. Frohlich lives just fifteen minutes from school, but [Read More]

Earning a degree online just got easier

Anne Fisher from Fortune says it best.....
Earning a degree online just got easier
Giving your career a boost with a distance-learning program now will be simpler -- financially, anyway. Plus, more on opportunities to work from home.
Fortune Magazine
By Anne Fisher, FORTUNE senior writer
March 7, 2006: 1:01 PM EST
If you're interested in earning a degree online - whether it's an undergraduate sheepskin; an MBA or other advanced degree; [Read More]


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