Distance learning is where teachers and students may communicate asynchronously at their own time by exchanging printed or electronic media, or through technology that allows them to communicate in real time (synchronously).
Distance education courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason including the taking of examinations is considered to be a hybrid or blended course or program.
Out of the several online universities, Capella University comes to my mind instantly.
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology.
There is a common belief that distance learning is very ideal for women and house wives. I find it not acceptable.
Why this can be advantageous for men also and students of either sex can opt for it while working for a living.
If it is good for women, then it should be for men too as is evident by 16,000 students of all age and sex that at present services by Capella University.
Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).