Distance learning is learning by taking courses of instruction via the Internet, or taking correspondence courses through snail mail. In other words, distances separate the learner from the school. The latter is no longer as popular as it once was, having been superseded by the World Wide Web and its conveniences. For those who aspire to advance themselves in their careers, while still on the job, they have his way of working themselves into coveted positions.
Examples of this type of extra curricular education are LPN’s going back to school in their off time while still working a full forty hour a week job at a local hospital, or at a doctor’s office, or any number of places that are in need of LPNs – Licensed Practical Nurses. When their extended course of study is over, and if they have passed all the requirements for the examination of the state in which they live, they will be RNs – Registered nurses.
Other reasons for furthering education exists aside from those mentioned. Possibly office workers are assigned new jobs and there are blanks in their understanding of their new assignments. They will opt for a few classes from some local or distance college or university that will fill in their blanks in their particular knowledge bank.
Or possibly, as in the situation of nurses, and most health care nurses, they have to annually attend seminars, classes, or other health regularized activities in order to gain points toward re-certification of their present position. Each year most states require, along with registration, proof that educational needs have been met.
Distance learning is one way of keeping in touch with the changes in one’s chosen field of endeavor. Other ways in which it is helpful, is for college students to fill in and get in those extra credits that may allow them to graduate sooner. Maybe their chosen choice of careers demand a certain course that their local college does not offer. No problem, distance learning can fill in that educational blank quite nicely.
What are some of the most viable online educational resources and what are their requirements? Phoenix University is one of the most popular, and one with the most exposure. It is a regular university with a degree program and a full University experience. The only difference is that it is wholly online. It, like other Universities and colleges, have online and on campus instruction. It is at the top, however, when distance learning is being discussed. In other words that is their specialty.
The easiest way to learn which schools and colleges have online courses for those on the job ,s to take the question to the Internet. This particular site lists over 2,776 higher education centers that offer distance learning. For whatever reason, it is possible to find a course of study that will advance one’s standing and availability for advancement while still holding down a full time job. As they say, a little midnight oil may need be burned, but don’t count on it. Most likely it will be electricity.
And mentioning electricity, there are probably many online courses that will further your career as an electrical engineer. Of course hands on experience will be needed, but even there they will have suggestions on how to do this. Whatever profession, job, or career chosen, there will be some distance learning from somewhere that will allow you to learn while you earn. Most of these are not free, and many are quite expensive, but for convenience, they top the list.