Guide to Distance Learning: The Practical Alternative to Standard Classroom Education

Guide to Distance Learning: The Practical Alternative to Standard Classroom Education

by Pat Criscito CPRW

Paperback(Second Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764117916
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to Distance Learning1
What Is Distance Learning?1
The History of Distance Learning2
Why Distance Learning?3
Types of Distance Learning6
What Is Available9
Is Distance Learning Just as Credible?11
How Much Does Distance Learning Cost?12
Internet Resources12
2Is Distance Learning Right for You?15
The Personality Evaluation15
Reading and Writing Skills17
Communication at a Distance18
Special Skills and Resources19
Student Profiles19
3Accreditation at Distance Learning23
Who Accredits the Accreditors?24
Who Accredits Colleges and Universities?25
Internet Resources46
Should You Consider an Unaccredited College?46
Shop! Shop! Shop!67
4Earning and Transferring Credits69
Credit Banks69
Credits by Examination70
Credits for Life Experiences72
Extrainstitutional Learning73
5Financing the Cost of Distance Learning75
Federal and State Loans76
Veteran and Military Benefits77
Other Sources of Funds78
Internet Resources79
6Get Ready, Get Set, Go!81
Examine Your Options81
Make a Plan81
Entrance Examinations82
Learning Contracts84
Transcripts and Grades85
Course Materials85
Internet Resources85
7The Directory91
How to Read the Profiles91
The Profiles97
Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids Campus
Avila College
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Concordia University, St. Paul
New Hampshire Community Technical College, Claremont
Northeastern University
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
University of Missouri
The University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
University of Utah
University of Windsor
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
VanderCook College of Music
Wayne State College
By State and Province583
By On-Campus Requirements588
By Fields of Study: Undergraduate Degree Programs591
By Fields of Study: Graduate Degree Programs607
By Fields of Study: Doctoral Degree Programs618
By Fields of Study: Certificate and Diploma Programs620
By Fields of Study: Individual Classes633

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