|College At A Distance|
Not so long ago, images of old brick buildings dominated our concept of a college campus. That's changing, and fast. As schools take advantage of technology, the classroom is becoming a much larger domain one that extends well beyond a single building.
The distance learning advantage
The big advantage is flexibility. Let's say you have to work full time while you go to school. Or perhaps you're eying a school 500 miles away, but can't move. Distance learning lets you pursue your goals while overcoming obstacles that sometimes keep students from being able to enroll.
You can also go to class in your pajamas without getting weird looks!
How it works
As you might expect, e-mail is huge when it comes to chatting with professors. Many set up virtual office hours, when you can ask questions or seek help. A well-run program will never leave you without the chance for one-on-one time, if you need it.
You'll quickly find that you have a lot of choices perhaps even more than you expect, since geography's not a factor. While looking for the right fit, keep the following in mind:
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