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Old 08-19-2008, 07:51 AM   #21
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Many brick and mortar colleges now have an on-line side to them, you might want to check your local colleges. The one I went to for my B.S. degree was Roger Williams University. I started there when I was working in Charleston and finished in Florida. To look at my sheepskin and transcript you would not know any classes were taken on-line. The on-line courses have to meet the same requirements as the classroom requirements.

When I went to school they were just getting into the distance programs and most of the assignments were done via e-mail and snail mail. The last couple of classes I took the college required the instructors to use a system called Blackboard. I could see where eventually classroom "discussion", via the Blackboard message board, would be required to pass the class.

The pro: I completed classroom work as I deemed fit, normally at the beaches on the Ilse of Palms. The con: Back then, was the lack of student interaction. Other students have a different way of looking at the problems/material presented and can increase your actual knowledge of the subject.

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Old 08-19-2008, 02:46 PM   #22
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No one ever gets a called a dumb mouth.
Well they do to . . . but the reference is generally to some other body part than the mouth!

-- Rita

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Old 08-19-2008, 09:06 PM   #23
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Sarah I went back to school in my mid 40's. You might want to check out a Liberal Studies Degree program if one is offered at a local Univ. The first course I took was "Credit for Life Experience" Basically a what I've done since I graduated from HS. The course was worth up to 45 Hours (1 year) of college based on what you had done in your life.

When all was said and done I needed another 45 hours at that U to get my degree as I had 1.5 yrs of college 20 years earlier and 10 years of Military service with several schools which qualified for credit. In fact If I could have received full credit for my Mil schools I had enough for a degree without taking a single class on campus

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