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I would LOVE to hear about your experiences with taking

a) online courses or

b) online programs (certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc.)

Was your experience fulfilling or did it leave a lot to be desired?

My own education has been done primarily on campus but I did have the luxury of taking two Masters level courses in Education Technology online. I loved it! BUT I also love attending classes as well,...in person.

How about you? <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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My son is taking high school courses online- from keystonehighschool.com and missouri university. I think it teaches him valuable skills that will be needed to survive in college- he has to do a lot of reading.


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Thanks for sharing this site - it looks very professional and well-done. Does your son engage in a lot of interaction with other students, or is the work more self-paced and solitary.

I agree - he is developing very important employability skills that will benefit him a great deal in the future. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Sorry for such along wait for a reply. My son goes to www.wpccs.com they use those above courses I mentioned. This fall he will be taking virtual online courses, using a blackboard system. He will have classmates, a teacher, assignments. I think this will be better, then him just reading and doing things himself. He will not take all of his courses this way just some. He is learning discipline which will take him far. I like homeschooling him, it gives us more options. I just started big yellow box and he wants to help me. With this program he ca. Also, they record each class so he can go back and listen to the lecture again.

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No problem, Laurie!

Thanks for your reply.

Wow, I just took a peek at the Wester Pen site - what a wonderful resource and organization!!!

I will definitely need to do a feature on this program on the Distance Learning site.

I commend you on the way you and your son are approaching his learning. He is already developing seriously important employability skills, not to mention the habits of life-long learners. It is so important to teach our children to take control of their learning. All too often the system indoctrinates them into blind regurgitation instead of active learning.

It sounds like you are both doing a great job! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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I completed my entire bachelor's degree in Business Management online with University of Phoenix. I absolutely LOVED the online environment. It requires a lot of self-discipline, but it allows you a great deal of freedom as well. I was able to take 3 vacations (2 by car and one by plane) and still attend school with my laptop. It takes a lot of group work and individual work, but it was very rewarding. It isn't easy, but it's more flexible than live classes.

One of the most unique things about online is that everyone is 'invisible'...there is no ethnic or racial lines, because you only know people by name and don't see them. You can get a unique perspective that way...it was a tremendous learning experience! I LOVED it!


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Wow,

Thanks for sharing your experience - it sounds like this degree was a very enriching endeavor for you!

I personally am finishing up my PhD, with a focus on how to cultivate a culture for technology and nursing informatics in nursing education. I also teach several online courses.


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I'm a distant learning student who's also enrolled in traditional learning classes.

I don't want to sound biased but my perspective on how I learn totally changed once I discovered distance learning online.

I ended up registering for most of my classes that had an elearning option available in preference of this mode of learning compared to traditional learning.

My perception of DL was I found it very rich in content, learning tools and lots of interaction that I otherwise didn't have in traditional learning.

One strategy for success in DL lies in how the learning is delivered - make it resourceful, add students and teachers interaction, multimedia presentations and a good format and you are a winner in DL.

Incidentally, DL concept inspired me so much that I even changed my specialization major - from IT to eLearning Support systems. I'm learning about all the technology and tools that bring about eLearning.

All in all, I�m very excited and would wish to see more people especially adult learners embrace eLearning.

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Dear Sirs,

What do you think about online certification?

I�d like to get certificate on PHP programming. And I doubt in choosing company, www.Zend.com looks good.

Maybe you have a thought to share?


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You may want to look around and see if there are other people who've gotten credible jobs after pursuing online certification from zend.com.

Do your homework first before you commmit.

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