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Guide to Distance Learning The Practical Alternative to Standard Classroom Education

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ISBN-10: 0764117912

ISBN-13: 9780764117916

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Pat Criscito

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Distance learning is an increasingly popular and practical alternative to standard classroom training for students seeking to launch careers or make career changes. This book will get them started. Updated with the latest information on educational facilities and the distance learning programs they offer, theGuide to Distance Learninglists hundreds of prominent colleges and universities, as well as accredited correspondence training centers in the United States and Canada. Schools offer degrees and certificates in a wide range of courses, including art and design, computer science, health services, journalism, philosophy, psychology, management, human resources, public affairs and administration, social work, teacher education, and many, many more. Descriptions of facilities include facts and figures on admission requirements, courses offered, tuition and fees, credits and degrees granted, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers. Two indexes at the back of the book provide quick reference to descriptions of distance learning centers. One index is arranged regionally by state or provincethe other, according to field of study.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Prefacep. V
Introduction to Distance Learningp. 1
What Is Distance Learning?p. 1
The History of Distance Learningp. 2
Why Distance Learning?p. 3
Types of Distance Learningp. 6
What Is Availablep. 9
Is Distance Learning Just as Credible?p. 11
How Much Does Distance Learning Cost?p. 12
Internet Resourcesp. 12
Is Distance Learning Right for You?p. 15
The Personality Evaluationp. 15
Reading and Writing Skillsp. 17
Communication at a Distancep. 18
Special Skills and Resourcesp. 19
Student Profilesp. 19
Accreditation at Distance Learningp. 23
Who Accredits the Accreditors?p. 24
Who Accredits Colleges and Universities?p. 25
Internet Resourcesp. 46
Should You Consider an Unaccredited College?p. 46
Shop! Shop! Shop!p. 67
Earning and Transferring Creditsp. 69
Credit Banksp. 69
Credits by Examinationp. 70
Credits for Life Experiencesp. 72
Extrainstitutional Learningp. 73
Financing the Cost of Distance Learningp. 75
Grantsp. 75
Federal and State Loansp. 76
Veteran and Military Benefitsp. 77
Scholarshipsp. 78
Other Sources of Fundsp. 78
Internet Resourcesp. 79
Get Ready, Get Set, Go!p. 81
Examine Your Optionsp. 81
Make a Planp. 81
Entrance Examinationsp. 82
Learning Contractsp. 84
Transcripts and Gradesp. 85
Course Materialsp. 85
Internet Resourcesp. 85
The Directoryp. 91
How to Read the Profilesp. 91
The Profilesp. 97
Appendixp. 573
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
Indexesp. 583
By State and Provincep. 583
By On-Campus Requirementsp. 588
By Fields of Study: Undergraduate Degree Programsp. 591
By Fields of Study: Graduate Degree Programsp. 607
By Fields of Study: Doctoral Degree Programsp. 618
By Fields of Study: Certificate and Diploma Programsp. 620
By Fields of Study: Individual Classesp. 633
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