Yet another online program. This school, Penn Foster College, is headquartered in Arizona, and features associate degrees in useful majors like engineering and paralegaling. There's even a program to help a student earn a high school degree.
A Penn Foster student, enrolled in the vet. tech program, is a kitty-cat lover with a blog.
AOL, which constantly promotes online learning programs, had a useful article on the topic. This is the part you may appreciate:
"Starting last fall, the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., began offering eight courses, from Introduction to Philosophy to African American History. The school aims to increase the number of classes offered online to 30 courses over the next two years.
Yale University, meanwhile, has announced it will produce digital videos of undergraduate lecture classes and make them available free to the public. This academic year, it is taping seven classes -- from Introduction to the Old Testament to Fundamentals of Physics -- to be posted online this fall."
That's mighty generous of Yale. While we mostly speak of the young here, I wonder how many senior citizens take advantage of distance education opportunities.