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Laurel Ranticelli looks at her UMASS online class information, July 1, 2008, in Springfield, Mass.
Online College Courses and Degrees: Go to College Without Leaving Home
If a busy schedule, physical handicap or other obstacle has prevented you from attending college at a local campus, then distance learning may be ideal for you. Most major colleges offer at least a few online college courses and degrees with more and more colleges operating exclusively online.
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There are many distance learning tools and Web sites that can increase your productivity as a student and assist you with your online school correspondence.
- Try the findingDulcinea College Living Web Guide to get more distance learning tools and tips. Although that guide is aimed at students on a college campus, many of the resources listed are perfect for distance learners.
For a free virtual classroom ...
offers a free online classroom environment for live chat with teachers and students. This nonprofit service is completely free and open to the public.
Distance learning tools for online research ...
brings the long-respected dictionary of the same name to the Internet. A reliable source of information, this site is like having a complete set of reference books sitting on your bookshelf.
is a massive online library of books and journals, possibly the largest of its kind. There's even a tool that saves bibliographic information, useful when citing sources in research papers.
Distance learning tools for composing homework ...
is an invaluable online distance learning tool for composing, saving and sharing documents and spreadsheets. It's handy for online students who need to work virtually on projects in groups, and those without Microsoft Word or Excel.
is the easiest way to convert Word documents to PDF files and vice versa. This free tool requires no registration.
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