About E-Learning

The challenges facing adult learners can be significant. Whether you are a first-time student, are returning to college after a few years (or many years), or need help to prepare for college, we can help. We have assembled tools and tips to assist you in reaching your educational goals. Whatever your situation, we have courses, programs, services and answers to all of your questions. Whether you are looking for a single course, want to begin a degree program, are looking to return to college after being away, or need to complete your GED, the information below will put you on the road to success.

E-Learning: Increasing Your Learning Options

For many adults, distance learning, online learning, or as many are now calling it, e-learning, provides opportunities to start or continue your educational pursuits while working, raising a family, or when you do not have immediate access to a campus. E-learning can be undertaken in a variety of forms, but its central feature is that the learning takes place when the instructor and students are not in a traditional "face-to-face" classroom. Traditional interaction, whether between faculty and students or students with their fellow learners, is conducted through some form of technology. That technology, more and more, is the computer and the Internet. E-learning offers you options not available in on-campus learning situations and provides flexibility and convenience for a growing number of adult learners needing to balance work and family responsibilities. Learn more about e-learning, assess your readiness for it, review tips and tools for success, and search our inventory of courses and programs.

Blended Programs

Online courses are those in which at least 80 percent of the course content is delivered online. Face-to-face instruction includes courses in which zero to 29 percent of the content is delivered online; this category includes both traditional and web facilitated courses. A blended (hybrid) program blends online and face-to-face delivery and a substantial portion of the content is delivered online. The program has a limited number of face-to-face meetings. Be sure to check the on-campus requirements before enrolling in a program.

Online Programs Blended Programs
Convenient time - often log in anytime Some online activities and assessments
Interactive and engaging Fewer on-campus meetings
No parking hassles Less driving and fewer parking hassles
Usually saves money on gas Best of both on-campus and online features in a course
Same courses, same content, same faculty, same degree Usually 24/7 access to course materials
Usually 24/7 access to course materials  
Allows degree completion  

 

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