Introduction to Online Colleges
Getting the Best...
Growth in Distance Learning
Six Reasons Why Distance Learning Makes Sense
Good Distance Learning Study Habits
Online Bachelors Degree
Online Associates Degree
Bogus Online Degrees
E-Learning Management in Asia
Finding the Right Online Education
Why Distance Education is Fun?
Differences in Cyber-Education
Developing Special Skills
How to Work and Study at the Same Time
and elearning are usually linked with furthering an
education. The technology of distance learning,
along with the opportunities provided by elearning
and online courses, are making it easier for
thousands of people to learn something new.
Busy adults can advance their careers by finishing a
degree or gaining some special skills, and young
students can earn college credit well before they
graduate high school, often through distance
learning or elearning opportunities.
But do you realize that distance learning and
elearning can be just for fun? Maybe it's always
been a dream - to learn to paint with watercolors.
But there's no class offered nearby. Or maybe you've
had a desire to learn to master a foreign language,
not because of any requirements to do so, but simply
because you want to know how.
Perhaps it's even more basic than that - your
lawnmower continually breaks down and you just want
to be able to impress your friends by fixing it
Technology often advances in response to specific
needs. People needed a way to finish a degree online
so businesses, universities and colleges stepped in
to create that opportunity.
But as is often the case, the technology exists in a
basic format and users have some control over what
happens next. That's probably the reason that some
very basic skills, trades and lessons can be learned
online - "elearned."
The idea of lifelong learning is not new, though
some of the terms generally associated with lifelong
learning are constantly being updated. Distance
learning, elearning and other such words signify the
ability for a person to gain knowledge without
sitting in a classroom.
Most adults continue to long for knowledge long
after their days in a classroom are over. Different
people set about gaining that knowledge in different
ways. Some choose topics and just start reading,
gathering whatever books and materials they can
Others seek out the professionals and sign up for
lessons or classes. Many people are putting
technology to work for them, seeking out online
courses for elearning about a myriad of topics.
It's easy to find colleges, universities and
businesses that offer degrees or specific classes as
either distance learning or online courses. Finding
those "fun" things might be a little more difficult,
but you can start by talking to family and friends.
You might find that some of them have even taken
some online courses. Check with local schools,
colleges, universities, community centers and
libraries. While these aren't clearing houses of
information about online classes, there may be
listings of specific classes available.
Find out why distance learning lets anyone go back
to school. Discover what you need to look for in a
distance learning program, and what you should