Peterson's Distance Learning 1997 (2nd ed)


Published by Petersons, 1996
ISBN 10: 1560796642 / ISBN 13: 9781560796640
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Synopsis: Distance learning--gaining academic credit through computer, television, or other telecommunications media--is one of today's fastest-growing education alternatives. Peterson's Guide to Distance Learning helps readers discover an amazing range of options for undergraduate--and even graduate--level course work available through this exciting new venue.

From Booklist: Created in conjunction with the University Continuing Education Association, Peterson's Distance Learning lists more than 1,200 degree and nondegree programs offered by more than 750 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. It is a greatly expanded update of The Electronic University [RBB Mr 1 94]. The field is growing so rapidly that Peterson's is also more comprehensive than Oryx's Adult Learner's Guide to Alternative and External Degree Programs [RBB Mr 1 94] and the Oryx Guide to Distance Learning [RBB N 1 94].

Alphabetically arranged entries are fairly short and easily understood at a glance. The institution name, address, Web address (if any), and a brief description are followed by information about several key considerations in distance learning. Access notes where and to whom courses are available (individuals, businesses, other colleges, etc.). Media lists delivery and communication methods, including computer conferencing, one-or two-way video or audio, television, radio, voice mail, e-mail, Internet, and correspondence. Access to computers, equipment, libraries, financial aid, counseling, tutoring, and career placement fall under Student Services. Applying gives procedure (direct application or through an employer, for instance) and mentions fees, test scores, interview, and more where relevant, along with an application contact name and address. Typical costs per course are provided, with separate figures for in-state and out-of-state students if applicable. Degree and certificate programs (e.g., Education PhD/EdD, Theological Studies) are listed next, with number of courses required, on-campus component (if any), delivery methods, program contact, and, in some cases, restrictions (e.g., limited geographic availability). In all, Distance Learning lists 228 associate, 350 baccalaureate, 388 master's, and 32 doctoral degree programs, and 160 undergraduate and 80 graduate certificate programs. Individual distance courses are listed last, by level (undergraduate or graduate), then by subject. An abbreviation denotes whether they are credit or noncredit offerings.

Separate indexes to degree and certificate programs and to individual courses are arranged by subject; they would be more user-friendly with page-number listings, which are provided in the geographic state/province index. Most libraries will need this latest update to the field of distance education in their collections.

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Title: Peterson's Distance Learning 1997 (2nd ed)
Publisher: Petersons
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good

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ISBN 10: 1560796642 ISBN 13: 9781560796640
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