ERIC Number: ED417690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Completing Graduate School Long Distance. Graduate Survival Skills Series.
Hammon, Darrel L.; Albiston, Steven K.
This book, intended for students planning, exploring, or currently completing graduate school via long distance, is written by two people who themselves completed a doctoral program via long distance. The book is based on personal experiences, an informal survey of people in this country and abroad, and responses from a listserv concerning distance education. After an introductory chapter which explains the reason for the book and provides a glossary, the major chapters address the following topics: (1) an overview of long distance learning graduate programs; (2) identifying an appropriate institution; (3) the application process; (4) arranging one's life and negotiating time; (5) selecting a graduate committee long distance; (6) developing support groups or cohort groups; (7) reviewing literature long distance without local resources; and (8) meeting requirements and graduation. The next chapter offers the perspectives of professors of distance learning who respond to questions concerning: preparation time for distance courses, characteristics of distance students, use of e-mail and the Internet, and the future of distance education. A final chapter offers conclusions, recommendations, and reflections. Appended are lists of graduate schools that offer distance education graduate programs in the United States and worldwide. (Contains 12 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Degrees (Academic), Distance Education, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Home Study, Independent Study, Nontraditional Education, Self Management
Sage Publications; 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; phone: 805-499-0721; fax: 805-499-0871; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (cloth: ISBN-0-7619-0485-9; paperback: ISBN-0-7619-0486-7, $21).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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