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Learning Without Leaving Home

Distance learning, or learning away from the classroom environment, is a great convenience for today’s busy woman who may be juggling home, kids, work, and more. Through correspondence courses, tele-courses, and the Internet, you can earn college credits, or even entire degrees--all without stepping foot on a college campus. Instead of attending lectures, you log on to your computer, open your mail, or turn on your television to get course information.

Distance learning, however, isn’t for everyone. Without a teacher ‘s encouragement or fellow students with whom to share homework assignments, distance learners must stay motivated on their own. And it can be difficult to learn complex materials without the face-to-face interaction with your teachers and peers.

Other drawbacks include the cost, the potential for technological difficulties (what if you have to take an online test and your computer crashes?), and the possibility that the virtual school is not legitimate or accredited (without accreditation, the class won’t count toward a degree).

The following accredited colleges offer distance education:

Stanford Center for Professional Development: Offering online and televised classes.

University of Phoenix: Designed specifically for the distance learning, U of P offers a variety of courses of study.

For additional classes, consult with your local community college, university extension program, and vocational school.

 Is Now the Right Time?

 Making the Grade

 

 What’s an MBA Worth?

 

 It’s the Law

 

 Other Options

 

 Part-Time Perspective

 

 Learning Without Leaving Home

 

 Money Talks

 

 

 

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