ERIC Number: ED406961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Peterson's Distance Learning 1997.
Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
This guide provides profiles of distance learning programs in postsecondary education institutions throughout the United States, alphabetically by institution. The descriptions contain information on program access, media used (e.g., videocassette, correspondence, television, radio, teleconferencing), student services offered, application process, costs, program design, degrees or certificates offered, and a course topic list. An introductory section contains common questions and answers concerning distance education, notes on types of offerings and how to use them, suggestions for finding the appropriate program, and information on financing options (tuition, payment plans, financial aid). A list of consortia, their affiliated institutions, and provisions for distance learning students is also included. More detailed descriptions of some programs, provided by the colleges, are appended. Brief personal profiles of distance learning students are included throughout the guide. Indexes list institutions by degree and certificate program, individual courses, state, and participation in the Public Broadcasting Service's Going the Distance program. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Certification, College Credits, College Students, Consortia, Degrees (Academic), Distance Education, Financial Support, Geographic Location, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Paying for College, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peterson's Guides, Inc., Princeton, NJ.