DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
N E W S L E T T E R
JANUARY 2001, EDITION
EDITORS :: SAILESH K.
Cover Story : Its Time for Guru Cool
Correspondence courses....... most of us just look down upon those who got their degrees without attending regular classes. Or is that what you thought?
With the Internet, distance education systems have charged for the better. The quality if interaction undergoes a drastic improvement with the Internet, and the same time, it makes studying anywhere in the world that much easier.
Many educational institutes are turning to the Internet to deliver their courses. Today, there are hundreds of courses available from more universities and colleges than you can count. If you think the available options are dominated by the technology courses, you are in for a surprise. You can earn degrees in anything form arts and architecture to business management fro European, American and Australian colleges, which are equivalent to their own on-campus degrees. The benefits of distance learning are amplified by learning on-line. The most obvious and important one is that you do not have to be physically present in a class (sorry, here you can't easily have boy/girl friend.....!!!). Colleges usually charge a small premium of around 10% for online study but it still amounts to huge savings for students. And other extra expenses are prevented. The online education fits perfectly in working schedules. So when you feel free you can access them and study, day or night doesn't matter but study does matter !!! Students today find employment early in their lives, and are reluctant to give up o the exciting work for further education, but good professional course can improve effectiveness at work and these online courses do help here.
On every body's mind there will be a question how to select one that also on INTERNET...???
This is the most frequent and common question asked. When you look for a college, you must be as meticulous as you would be when looking for a "bricks and mortar" college. Relying purely on College Website fir information can be risky. Anyone can put up a Website and submit it to a major search engines. Even the " .edu " domain is no guarantee of reliability. You should use the information they provide as a starting point and cross-check all aspects. The single most important factor when choosing a college is accreditation. With out proper accreditation you cannot pursue further education on the basis of your new degree, or even seek a job with many organizations. If the degree you earn is not recognized by an official accreditation authorities that cover the vast majority of courses. If your prospective college isnt accredited with them, move on.
Once accreditation is assured, you should confirm that your degree would be useful for further education - a master degree for instance. You should also look at the educational qualifications of the instructors. All good online educations sites allow you a preview of the learning program. Take advantage of this to examine course design and delivery method. You can compare the free/test drive courses to look for a good college on net. It is also a good idea to check out the message boards and if possible, to chat with students who are currently enrolled there.
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