In 2014, the USA Best Book Awards honored Distance Learning: Is it Right for You? with a Best Book Award in the College Guides category.
Distance Learning: Is it Right for You? (Paperback version, 111 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9899042-0-9; eBook Version, ISBN: 978-0-9899042-1-6), will provide the basic knowledge you need to ease into your distance learning experience.
During the past decade there has been a substantial increase in the number of students participating in distance learning programs offered by universities globally. The popularity of learning in this type of environment can be attributed to the fast-paced evolution of information technology. The convenience of choosing a distance learning program can be of great benefit for busy individuals: students with full-time jobs, full-time mothers, and those who wish to reside near their families while attending college. Distance learning can be a rewarding experience equal to, and perhaps even greater than, education in a traditional classroom environment.
Topics include: types of distance learning delivery methods, financial aid resources, available degree options, necessary tools, skills used and acquired in distance learning, and the importance of health and education. We also include a list of top universities offering free distance learning courses so that you can get a taste of how you might adapt to a distance learning environment. While reading this book consider your own strengths and weaknesses to determine whether distance learning is the right choice for you.