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Online education is general term which encompasses any kind of learning that is done exclusively online. Sometimes this learning is through free, self-study websites. Often, though, students learn through virtual universities such as the University of Phoenix and others. Many "land" universities also include online programs, sometimes called extension programs.
The majority of online colleges feature some form of recognized accreditation.
A growing number of physical universities as well as newer online only colleges have begun to offer a select set of degree programs through the internet. These programs range from Associate’s degrees to Doctoral programs with available emphasis in everything from Business Administration to Criminal Justice to Nursing. Often these programs require students to attend on campus classes to meet all of the degrees requirements. Online courses generally require a computer with a broadband connection.
- Online education terms - A Glossary with definitions of terms from the book Online education and learning management systems.
- EarnMyDegree.com - Directory of online schools and programs by area of emphasis.
- Online College Accreditation - Information and resources to use when researching accreditation.
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