9780764107252

Barron's Guide to Distance Learning: Degrees, Certificates, Courses

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764107252

  • ISBN10:

    0764107259

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-02-01
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
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Summary

Profiles institutions offering distance learning programs in the United States and Canada

Table of Contents

Preface v
1 -- Introduction to Distance Learning
1(14)
What Is Distance Learning?
1(1)
The History of Distance Learning
2(1)
Why Distance Learning?
3(3)
Types of Distance Learning
6(2)
What Is Available
8(3)
Is Distance Learning Just as Credible?
11(1)
How Much Does Distance Learning Cost?
11(1)
Internet Resources
12(3)
2 -- Is Distance Learning Right for You?
15(8)
The Personality Evaluation
15(3)
Reading and Writing Skills
18(1)
Communication at a Distance
18(1)
Special Skills and Resources
19(1)
Student Profiles
19(4)
3 -- Accreditation of Distance Learning
23(44)
Who Accredits the Accreditors?
24(1)
Who Accredits Colleges and Universities?
25(20)
Internet Resources
45(1)
Should You Consider an Unaccredited College?
45(19)
Shop! Shop! Shop!
64(3)
4 -- Earning and Transferring Credits
67(6)
Credit Banks
67(1)
Credits by Examination
68(2)
Credits for Life Experiences
70(1)
Extrainstitutional Learning
71(2)
5 -- Financing the Cost of Distance Learning
73(6)
Grants
73(1)
Federal and State Loans
74(1)
Veteran and Military Benefits
75(1)
Scholarships
76(1)
Other Sources of Funds
76(1)
Internet Resources
77(2)
6 -- Get Ready, Get Set, Go!
79(10)
Examine Your Options
79(1)
Make a Plan
79(1)
Entrance Examinations
80(2)
Learning Contracts
82(1)
Transcripts and Grades
83(1)
Course Materials
83(1)
Internet Resources
83(6)
7 -- The Directory
89(384)
How to Read the Profiles
89(6)
The Profiles
95(378)
Indexes 473
By State and Province 473(5)
By On-Campus Requirements 478(2)
By Fields of Study: Undergraduate Degree Programs 480(10)
By Fields of Study: Graduate Degree Programs 490(5)
By Fields of Study: Doctoral Degree Programs 495(1)
By Fields of Study: Certificate and Diploma Programs 496(5)
By Fields of Study: Individual Classes 501

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