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Career with Distance Learning

Career with Distance Learning

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Distance Learning is becoming the hard core reality in present scenario. One can earn lots of degree programs through distance learning in relation to different fields like radiology, ultrasoung, nursing, sonoghraphy etc... . These days, earning an online distance learning degree has become the latest trend of education due to its learning flexibility and convenient of learning environment. In fact there is a variety of different types of financial aid and scholarship available for distance learning programs. Like for sonography programs you can get scholarship from American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) Scholarships, Sladek Critical Medical Career Scholarships, etc... according to http://www.sonographyschoolsu.com/ in their blogpost. What you think on this topic. Your comments are hearty welcome.

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Mau Buchler's picture
Mau Buchler
I develop online learning products

There is no doubt the moment for online education is now. There are fortunes to be made in the online degree area.
But, why stop there?
Our current level of technology has enabled a very chunky sphere of society to communicate differently online, and they want alternative models of education.
I've got some ideas: www.maulive.wordpress.com

Carter Adams's picture

Hey Thanks for useful information.... Your idea about learning via animation games is really good one...while use it soon...looking for more specific updates from you.

Larry Rossdale's picture

Personally, I feel that distance learning universities offer much more flexibility for students. I got my distance learning degree at Liberty University and feel it was a better choice than a traditional university. Check out their website at http://www.luonline.com

breese11edu's picture

I am currently working on my MS in Education (online) at Capella University (Minneapolis, MN). My specialization is professional studies which allows me substantial flexibility in the courses I choose as I lean toward adult education. Most of my personal research in available teaching positions at the community college level indicates that because I don't have 18 hours in a designated field (English, ESL, Accounting, etc.) my MS degree appears to be of little worth to employers. With only three classes left (12 hours) to finish my degree, I feel as though I am working my way into a very expensive dead-end.

With over 20 years in banking, my work has included ten years in retail banking, two years as a corporate trainer, and the remaining in administrative support in commercial lending. It would be a considerable stretch to count my work experience as finance-related since I am not directly involved in the accounting or financial analysis side of banking. As a result, my BS in Business Management does not make me qualified to teach accounting or financial analysis. If it helps, I have also done some volunteer work as an ESL teacher for Literacy Instruction for Texas (L.I.F.T. - http://www.lift-texas.org/).

My question to you (experienced teachers) is, "Now what? Where do I go from here to get where I want to go as a teacher?" A friend mentioned researching online teacher certification might be helpful. Although the certification does not transfer as college credit, it might be advantageous at the very least to add it to my curriculum vitae.

What are your thoughts? I would be grateful for any information or resources that you have to offer.

Thank you in advance for your ideas and more importantly, for your time.

Brent

Leah MacVie's picture
Leah MacVie
Instructional Designer | Canisius College

The topic of distance learning is a hot one for schools. On one side, you have individuals that clearly see the benefits: flexibility, more options, and added revenue. On the other side, you have individuals that are reluctant because they fear losing high-touch experiences, private content, and quality. I look forward to a career in distance ed because I can foresee what it holds for our future. I see the environment changing to offer more virtual and collaborative experiences, much like what Mau Buchler pointed out. I also see distance ed moving forward with the open movement to promote lifelong learning in regions where it is nonexistent. This will require patience, training, and innovation.

Feel free to join my conversation: www.leahmacvie.com

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