University of Phoenix Distance Education
Not many years ago the ivy-covered, brick-and-mortar schools sneered at distance education. Today, a quick sampling from U.S. News and World Report shows that for example, you can your business degree via the Internet from Texas A&M, Penn State, The University of Colorado, Arizona State, St. Joseph’s, the University of Michigan – and the University of Phoenix.
The next question is: are all of these degrees from accredited business schools? Yes. Which school has been doing it for years, has mastered the technology of distance learning and provides a remarkable array of support tools for the students? That would be the University of Phoenix.
A Win-Win Proposition for the Newcomers
Distance education may be the salvation of some established colleges and universities, because they don’t need a classroom seat for each student. Students can enroll with a flexible schedule, making the school more accessible. The educational cost-per-student for these institutions is greatly reduced when the classroom option is supplemented with distance learning.
Recognition for a Pioneer in the Distance Learning Field
The distance between distance learning at the University of Phoenix and classroom learning at a traditional university is closing fast. The larger universities already utilize the internet heavily during a typical undergraduate course. Lecture notes are posted on the web; papers are submitted online and returned, graded, in the same fashion.
The difference between the traditional schools and the University of Phoenix is that years ago the University of Phoenix figured out how to provide its distance learning students with a quality educational experience.
Their online students are provided with established methods of interacting with professors and meeting with fellow students. Developing these educational tools doesn’t come easily – which is why in the distance learning field, the University of Phoenix can claim the wisdom of experience over schools established 150 years ago.