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Distance Learning & Online Distance Education Degree Programs

Distance education is an excellent way for students to complete a basic or advanced level degree or certification without actually having to attend classes or a specific campus location. For many working professionals or even students that wish to work a full-time job and still continue to advance their education distance learning or distance education provides a great option. Typically distance education is complete either through mail-out courses or more recently through online classes and courses. The online format allows students to complete assignments, listen to lectures and even replay and repeat information as many times as possible whenever they have the time to study. This means that the classes are totally flexible, with no requirements to be logged on to the computer or the class at any specific time.

Some courses may be offered through internet seminars or real time streaming video. In this courses students may be required to log on for the lecture or they may choose to watch it at a later time or date, depending on the expectations for the course. All the equipment that students will need is an internet accessible computer and a monitor. Most textbooks are either available in an online format or they can be ordered online and shipped directly to the student.

Distance education classes allow the students to interact with each other and with professors and teachers through email, messenger systems or monitored chat systems that require passwords and specific software downloads. Students can complete certifications, associate level, bachelor level or even master and doctorate level courses online through distance education. In fields requiring licensure such as counselors, therapists, teachers or mental and health professionals examination and all regular requirements for professional standing will still be required.

Certificate Programs

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Advanced Certificate in Distance Learning from Ellis MBA Program

Learning how to teach others online and through the mail is becoming popular as more schools are offering these types of programs. For those who already teach in a classroom, but who want to gain experience teaching in other forums, this degree program… Additional Information »

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Graduate Certificate in Distance Learning from Cardean University

The rapid advance in distance learning makes it vitally necessary for educators to use and plan for accessible systems to increase instructional effectiveness. The distance learning program provides students with the necessary tools and skills to… Additional Information »

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PhD in Education - Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University

A Doctor of Philosophy in Education that specializes in Instruction Design from Capella University online, helps students strengthen their problem solving, research, and critical thinking skills and meet today's challenges in education. They gain… Additional Information »

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Teaching in the Virtual Classroom Certificate from Fielding Graduate University

This program gives all kinds of educators and trainers the tools they need to design and operate online education classes. Students include teachers in K-12 schools, higher level academic institutions and military trainers. A proficiency in both theory… Additional Information »

Masters Programs

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MS in Education - Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University

Online learning has advanced dramatically since the first programs were offered years ago. A Master of Science in Education with a focus on instructional design for online learning allows teachers to prepare to provide the most effective and research… Additional Information »

PhD Programs

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PhD in Education - Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University

A Doctor of Philosophy in Education that specializes in Instruction Design from Capella University online, helps students strengthen their problem solving, research, and critical thinking skills and meet today's challenges in education. They gain… Additional Information »

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