Mar 18, 2011

UC Professor explains Distance Learning

According to Nancy Jennings, PhD and associate professor in UC’s Department of Communications, distance learning is quickly becoming popular for people of all ages and places seeking more convenient alternatives to continued education. That’s a major reason UC has gone to great lengths to expand its digital classroom offerings. 

So whether you’re living in Chicago, DC, New York, or anywhere outside Cincinnati’s city limits, you might not know it, but UC classes are still within your reach.

In 2010, more than 3,000 people enrolled in Distance Learning Programs at UC. Distance learning takes course instruction online, breaking free from the walls and desks of a traditional classroom.  Rather than regularly attending class at a scheduled time, students just hop online to receive instruction at their convenience.

Last year the average age of a UC distance learning student was 35, and the majority of those students were part-time.  This just goes to show that you no longer have to be in your late teens/early 20s or be able to attend school every day and earn a bachelors or graduate degree.  All you need is an internet connection. There are countless working adults pursuing bachelors and masters degrees online while managing full-time jobs or family!
Missing that UC education or been putting off starting your next degree for too long? You can take advantage of distance learning opportunities at UC no matter where you live.  Watch this video to hear Jennings’ take on how distance learning has evolved over the years and the advantages it offers to both students and faculty.

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