Distance Learning Basics

Although gaining in popularity, distance learning is a new and sometimes confusing concept to current and prospective students alike. The articles in this section are designed to help demystify the online learning experience by answering questions to commonly asked questions.

After reading these articles, you’ll have a better understanding of the various forms of distance learning, online degrees, transferring credits, special equipment needs, common distance learning myths, and more.

10 Distance Learning Myths
10 Distance Learning Myths

Negative remarks about distance learning shouldn’t surprise you. But they shouldn’t sway your decision, either. This article debunks the 10 most common myths surrounding distance learning.

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Benefits and Disadvantages of Distance Learning
Assessing the Benefits and Disadvantages of Distance Learning

Flexibility, control, and convenience. That’s what’s good about distance learning. But there are disadvantages to consider.

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The Growing Popularity of Distance Learning
The Growing Popularity of Distance Learning

More students, more classes, more ways to learn. That’s what you can expect from today’s distance learning programs.

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What You Need To Know About Distance Learning
What You Need To Know About Distance Learning

Distance learning is definitely a convenient way to learn. But there’s a lot to learn about distance learning. Various techniques are used, and this article explains the most common ones.

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Understanding the Different Distance Learning Techniques
Understanding the Different Distance Learning Techniques

Distance learning is definitely a convenient way to learn. But there’s a lot to learn about distance learning. Various techniques are used, and this article explains the most common ones.

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Transferring Online Course Credits to Other Institutions
Transferring Online Course Credits to Other Institutions

We all like to get credit where credit is due. But when it comes to transferring credits earned for courses taken at other institutions, including distance learning programs, things can get tricky.

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Online Learning Equipment Requirements
Online Learning Equipment Requirements

Like traditional learning, distance learning requirements vary from class to class. The one thing all classes will have in common though is the need for a computer. Find out what other equipment you’re likely to need.

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Online Schools (26)

Below please find www.ValueOfADegree.com's list of accredited Online Colleges. Click on the school of your choice and fill out the form to request free information.

Strayer University Program offerings:
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
  • Accounting Information Systems Concentration (Master's degree)
  • Accounting Information Systems Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
Kaplan University Online Program offerings:
  • AAS in Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Business Administration (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
Walden University Program offerings:
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Adult and Continuing Education Administration (Doctor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Master's degree)
  • Advertising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (Bachelor's degree)
  • Fashion Merchandising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Graphic Design (Associate Degree)
  • Graphic Design (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Design and Visual Communications, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Master's degree)
  • Accounting & Finance (Master's degree)
  • Applied Psychology (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Construction Management (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Associate Degree)
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
Ottawa University Online Program offerings:
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (Master's degree)
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other (Master's degree)