Distance Learning Degree Program How to Study

Written by Katie Robbins


The format of distance learning courses is different than what most students have experienced. The teaching style is more student directed and you will have to become accustomed to these differences. Distance learning relies heavily on technology. If you aren't computer and internet savvy, you will need to learn new skills, in addition to your coursework. Look for classes or workshops on computers andrepparttar internet. These are often available in public libraries or community centers. You may feel overwhelmed atrepparttar 137567 thought of taking another class, butrepparttar 137568 time you spend learning to userepparttar 137569 technology will save you time inrepparttar 137570 long run.

Most colleges offer support for new students. Some schools may have orientation sessions atrepparttar 137571 start of a new semester. If your school offers this, plan on attending. You will gain valuable information aboutrepparttar 137572 structure ofrepparttar 137573 course andrepparttar 137574 technology used. Instructors often give advice for organizing your time at these sessions. In addition, you will get a feel forrepparttar 137575 teacher's expectations. Most schools offer tutorials to help you learn to userepparttar 137576 online classroom and other software used in distance learning programs.

Research papers are common assignments in both traditional and distance learning college courses. Utilizerepparttar 137577 resources offered by your college to help complete necessary research. Ifrepparttar 137578 school is in driving distance from your home, take advantage ofrepparttar 137579 college library. Other colleges may allow you to use their library with a student ID from your school. Many schools offer an online library database. Learn to userepparttar 137580 database to save time when researching. Quite a bit of research can be done online, which can save you time as well.

On-line Universities and Degrees Find the Right One for You

Written by Katie Robbins


The first step to findingrepparttar right online university is to decide what degree you want. Do you want an undergraduate or graduate degree? Are you interested in a certificate program for work related study? If you are returning to school for work, you may want to get feedback from your employer for this decision. List your long and short term career goals to help you decide which degree will help you reach your goals best. Once you have decided on a major, you can start to research different schools.

Find outrepparttar 137566 requirements for admission intorepparttar 137567 program. Each university has its own set of regulations. All schools will want to see your transcripts from high school or college. Some will ask for test scores as well. Make sure you can meetrepparttar 137568 minimum requirements for admission before you apply. Gatheringrepparttar 137569 necessary documentation before beginningrepparttar 137570 application process will save time later.

Distance education programs have different on campus requirements. Some require that you come to campus a few times each semester, while others allow you to completerepparttar 137571 entire program at home. Programs offered completely online are more difficult to find, depending onrepparttar 137572 degree you are seeking. Make sure you can commit torepparttar 137573 schedule required byrepparttar 137574 university. A program that requires you to travel to campus one or more times should be within driving distance of your home.

Find out ifrepparttar 137575 school you will be attending is regionally accredited. Accreditation only matters when you need financial aid or plan to transferrepparttar 137576 credits you receive to another university. Some accept credits from schools that are regionally accredited, but others do not. Check withrepparttar 137577 college you plan on attending later to make surerepparttar 137578 credits will transfer. If you are getting your complete degree fromrepparttar 137579 same school, accreditation may not be important.

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