The History of Online Learning
Online learning’s roots can be traced back to 19th-century correspondence courses which made college accessible to rural residents. Today, the standard for online learning is the online, or Internet-based course. Now you can earn a degree from an accredited online university without ever setting foot on a campus.
Online courses: same content, new delivery
Online degree programs and courses are directly adapted from those offered in the classroom, delivering identical curricula. Course content includes text and videos, quizzes are followed by instant feedback, and students correspond with instructors and classmates in real time through blogs, email, team sites and instant messaging.
With its broad accessibility, convenience and flexibility, online learning is increasingly appealing to today’s busy college students—who also benefit from extensive online student services including:
- Financial aid planning
- Career planning
- Free tutoring
- Job-search assistance
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