Prison Book Restriction Harms ‘Studying’

By Katherine Sellgren / BBC News  Image courtesy bbc.uk.co Inmates are allowed 12 books in their cell but new privileges regulations, introduced last year, stopped them receiving parcels, including books. The Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) is urging ministers to improve

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What is Distance Learning?

By Christopher Zoukis  Image courtesy wahooschools.org / Distance Learning Image

Distance learning refers to any type of learning that is conducted via a distance, regardless of how the course materials are conveyed.  Many groups can benefit from these sorts of courses.  Such programs can make education accessible to immobilized groups, they can help accelerate existing studies, and they can also allow busy professionals to learn something new in their spare time.  Distance education is a blessing to many diverse groups; the students just have to understand how it works and how to best engage in such studies.

What are the Different Types of Distance Learning?

Distance learning is just as diverse and expansive as traditional in-classroom education.  At the highest levels of study, students can earn graduate and undergraduate college degrees.  High school diploma and career training programs are also a mainstay in this industry.  So, too, are both free and fee-based Bible studies.

Prisoners are one of the major groups that thrive on distance learning since this is often their only mechanism to further an education beyond earning a GED in a prison’s education department.  Incarcerated students often engage in correspondence paralegal courses, writing courses, and even courses on how to become a veterinarian assistant.  The same is true with those outside of prison.

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Distance Learning: Rhema Bible College

Master the Word of God with Home Study that is Flexible and Affordable.

The Word of God is full of truth about unconditional love, overflowing joy, and perfect peace. But if you don’t know these Bible truths, chances are you’re not enjoying their benefits. RHEMA Correspondence Bible School can help! RCBS is a non-accredited home Bible study course that is designed with you in mind. This study program allows you the flexibility of paying for one lesson at a time and you may complete the lessons at your own pace. You will receive a certificate of completion for each completed study unit and a RHEMA Correspondence Bible School diploma upon completion of all six units. Enroll and pay online, and take a giant first step toward learning The Word.  Image courtesy www.malte-yvonne.com

Flexible
Enroll anytime; choose your topic of study; study at your own pace!


Affordable

Pay as you go – only $25 per lesson!*
(* US Residents rate. Foreign rates are listed on the application form.)

About RCBS

Flexibility

The RCBS study program allows you to pay for one lesson at a time and to complete lessons at your own pace.

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Distance Learning: Sam Houston State University

Image courtesy dallasvoice.comThrough the Correspondence Course Division, Sam Houston State University provides the opportunity for qualified individuals to obtain college credit through correspodence course study.

Correspondence courses offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to earn credit for college courses without attending an organized class. Students may study at their own rate and at the time and place of their choosing. This service has been proven highly beneficial for those who desire to continue their college work, to teachers who wish to take courses leading to additional certification or who are in need of additional study in the disciplines they teach, and to citizens who wish to broaden their learning.

Unless otherwise specified, each correspondence course carries three semester hours of college credit and includes an amount of work similar to that required for a course taken in residence.

Correspondence courses are not offered at the graduate level, nor can any correspondence course taken at any level or at any institution count toward a graduate degree at Sam Houston State University.

“Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404.679.4501) to award bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees.”

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Distance Learning: Arkansas State University

Correspondence Courses  Image courtesy aalep.org A correspondence course is a home study course offered by a school under which instructional and examination materials are provided to students who are not physically attending classes. Differences for Correspondence Courses There are several

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Distance Learning: Seattle Central Community College

Correspondence Courses: Overview  Image courtesy partners.ecenglish.com

The Correspondence Courses Program is an opportunity to enroll in and complete courses from Seattle Central Community College from your home or work. The courses enable individuals to earn credits towards an A.A. or A.A.S. degree.

Correspondence courses are open enrollment. Students who register for these courses have two quarters (180 days) to complete course requirements.

Financial Aid may not be used for Continuous correspondence courses and full–time tuition fees are not applicable. Loan deferment eligibility is not available for these courses.

Tuition cost per course is $554.20 for Washington state residents and $654.20 for non–residents which includes a 20.00 non–refundable materials fee.

There are no required on–campus meetings for correspondence courses. However, some courses require students to take their exams on campus. Students who are unable to come to campus to take their exams are responsible for finding their own proctor to supervise exams.

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Distance Learning: UMass Boston

Be Part of the Solution Become an Addictions Counselor through the award-winning* program at UMass Boston New Courses now being offered in gambling addiction. The Addictions Counselor Education Program (ACEP) within the College of Advancing and Professional Studies at UMass

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Distance Learning: University of New Mexico

Independent Study through Correspondence  Image courtesy evening.unm.edu

Correspondence courses offer students a flexible, convenient alternative to earn college credit for those who cannot attend regular classes. In addition, they provide an opportunity for all UNM students located anywhere to add to their credit hours in their degree programs. Lower and upper division courses spanning a wide range of disciplines are available for registration. Many degrees allow, with some restrictions, up to 30 credit hours of correspondence courses to be applied toward graduation.

Admission  

Students currently admitted to UNM are eligible to register for Correspondence Courses through the Correspondence Office during specified registration periods. Students not currently admitted must apply either for readmission or non-degree admission online or through the Admissions Office located at the One Stop in Mesa Vista Hall (Albuquerque main campus) or at the One Stop located at 1155 University SE at the corner of University and Cesar Chavez (across the street from “The Pit” in Albuquerque). Complete admissions information is available at www.unm.edu/admissions (click on “Apply to UNM”) or call 505-277-2446. Once admitted to UNM, complete the Application for Correspondence form to register for your correspondence classes.

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Distance Learning: Central Baptist College

Correspondence Program


The Correspondence Department provides directed study opportunities for students whose responsibilities prohibit their being enrolled for regular classes on campus.  Image courtesy degreedriven.com
 
Students who are considering a correspondence course option should realize that self-discipline is required. Students must set aside time for study. Correspondence courses seek to develop individual study techniques that will continue to be a source of enrichment for the student.
 

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Enrollment Information
Correspondence Courses 
 
About the Correspondence Program

Many of the courses have been developed by our faculty, and some have been prepared by the International Correspondence Institute. All courses are reviewed and graded by our faculty.
 
The material for each course varies.   Course material consists of one or more of the following items: lessons, study guide, textbook, student packet, progress evaluations, or audio cassettes.
 
The final exam is sent separately to an approved proctor. It is a major portion of the grade in most courses.

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Distance Learning: Middle Tennessee State University

Correspondence

Correspondence courses involve individual, independent instruction of a student by an instructor on a one-to-one basis. Typically, this will entail study at home, as well as the exchange of materials and evaluations through a mail/courier sImage courtesy www.nashvillescene.comervice. Interaction and feedback between correspondence course faculty and students take the forms of written assignments, testing, evaluations, guidance, and assistance via such media as D2L, print/written word, telephone, fax, e-mail, and other electronic technologies. Computer access and/or a proctored exam will be required as determined by your correspondence instructor. A student must be self-motivated and self-disciplined to successfully complete a correspondence course.

Correspondence courses follow the university Academic Calendar and Tuition and Fees Schedule. University admissions procedures must be followed before registering for these and other distance learning courses. An Admissions application may be completed online and, upon admittance to the university, students may register for courses online via Pipeline.

Course Materials

The links below are to the materials for your course. (If you choose to use this electronic version you do not need to purchase the printed version of the packet but you still need to purchase your textbooks*.) You may choose to print this material from home or a University computer lab or simply save the file on your computer desktop and access it as needed (no printing).

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