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Education: Distance Learning

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Cyber U maintains an on-line database of Internet-based courses offered by colleges and universities throughout the United States. Areas of study include Arts, Business and Law, Family and Leisure, Humanities, Science and Medicine, Technology, and Online training. Their website also features several career-planning tools and resources such as the get-ahead checklist, the career pop quiz, as well as listings of career fairs, post-graduate options, and forums. If interested in pursuing a degree on-line, they also offer a listing of colleges and university's that offer degree programs that include classes taught via the Internet. For more information, visit their website.

Distance Education Clearinghouse, managed and maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, is a comprehensive website bringing together distance education information from national and international sources. The website offers an introduction to distance education, the latest news concerning distance education, a listing of programs and courses taught via distance education, a discussion of technology uses, and more. For more information, call (608) 265-6178.

Jones International University (JIU) is the first online, accredited university. Degree programs include, Bachelor and Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor and Master of Arts in Business Communication, and Master of Education. For more information, call (800) 811-5663 or e-mail info@jonesinternational.edu.

Petersons.com Distance Learning offers students an opportunity to search through their database of distance learning opportunities. They provide searches by course, degree program and/or institution. They also feature a list of helpful guides and books about distance learning.

Texas Technology Access Program offers resources in relation to accessible distance education. The links are offered from organizations and educational institutions located throughout the United States.

United States Distance Learning Association promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training. Their website offers links to distance learning programs in relation to higher education, continuing education, certificate programs and corporate training. The site also offers valuable news items. To locate your state chapter, visit their website or call (800) 275-5162.

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University of Phoenix offers a unique opportunity to those individuals interested in furthering their education. They offer a number of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs that can be completed entirely via the Internet. The courses for each degree program are offered one at a time, for a five to six week period, so students can focus on each subject. The courses have been developed so students can immediately apply and utilize the material in their current employment position. Individuals that are at least 23 years of age and employed are eligible to enroll. For more information, visit their website or call (800) 366-9699.


Idaho Electronic Campus provides its visitors information about long-distance courses and programs offered by Idaho's seven publicly funded colleges and universities. Visitors can find information on courses covering a variety of subjects, delivered by all types of methods, including the Internet, television, and radio. Their website features additional information about technology requirements of distance learning as well as links to other resources on distance learning and answers to a variety of frequently asked questions. They also offer several tools that will help students determine if distance learning is appropriate for them. For more information, visit their website.


Indiana College Network (ICN) has several member colleges and universities located throughout Indiana that offer distance learning programs specifically for students with disabilities. The program is made available through one of 60 ICN Learning Centers that are not only wheelchair accessible, but that also offer many adaptive computer technologies. The website provides information about the student's responsibilities and program expectations, services provided as well as a list of links to several helpful resources. For more information about this program, visit their website or call (800) 426-8899.


University of Maryland University College offers complete degree programs on-line. Undergraduates can choose from 17 majors and 21 minors online. Their program is well equipped for students with disabilities thanks to their Accessibility in Distance Education (ADE) Web site, a resource the University offers to faculty to develop accessible online learning materials for people with disabilities. For more information, call (800) 888-8682 or e-mail umucinfo@info.umuc.edu.

New York

State University of New York (SUNY) Learning Network offers an award-winning online education program. SLN is one of the world's leading providers of online learning with more than 60 complete online degree and certificate programs, 3,000 online college courses offered annually, 55 participating SUNY colleges, and 1500 SUNY faculty. For more information, call (800) 875-6269.

North Carolina

North Carolina State University Distance Education offers a variety of credit and non-credit courses in both on-line and in video formats. While most degree programs will require much classroom work, several degree programs are offered entirely on-line. Their website features several exercises that are designed to help individuals determine if distance learning is right for them. There is a self-assessment quiz, a step-by-step guide, frequently asked questions as well as a sample Internet-based course. For more information about this opportunity, visit their website or e-mail de_admin@ncsu.edu.


Rogue Community College (RCC) located in Grants Pass, Oregon offers students an opportunity to learn in the comfort of their own home through both telecourses and web-based instruction. Telecourses offer instruction through either television broadcasts or videotape, while web-based courses are taught via the Internet. The website features a very helpful tool to help you determine if distance learning is appropriate for you. The site also offers step by step instructions and technology requirements for registering, as well as a schedule of courses for the approaching semester. For more information, visit this informative website or call (541) 956-7041.


University of Houston offers a nationally recognized Distance Education Program. The program offers courses taught via instructional television (either a live and interactive format or through a broadcast format), videotape, or the Internet. Several degree programs allow Junior and Senior level students to complete their degree course work entirely through a distance education method. For more information about this program, visit their website or call (281) 395-2800.

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