Online Schools, Colleges and Universities
This page provides links to provides links to colleges, universities and other private organisations offering academic online courses and programmes - as well as online education portals.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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"ACS Distance Education already offers hundreds of courses by traditional correspondence study and has thousands of students currently studying from all around the world. At ACS, we recognise the abilities online training provide and are therefore expanding our courses to be offered over the Internet."
Added: 9 September 2004
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"Accredited high school that provide high school classes and online high school programs for homeschooling. Take high school classes online to get diploma or further your online high school education."
Added: 13 March 2006
Allied National High School is based in California in the US
"Graduate to a future in art and design. And do it all online. The Art Institute Online, a division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, offers educational programs delivered totally online. Designed for people from a variety of backgrounds who share an interest in art and design, our degree and diploma programs encompass a variety of creative fields. So whether your interest is in Advertising, Graphic Design, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design or Game Art & Design, The Art Institute Online can help you achieve your creative and educational goals. When it's most convenient for you."
Added: 19 August 2004
"Each online course is presented in a 5.5 weeks, asynchronous format. This means that you won't have to attend classes at a specific time of day - you can log in whenever it's convenient for you, as long as you meet our attendance requirements of participating in class five out of every seven days."
"aims to construct lasting e-learning structures in the Baltic Sea Area, so that in the future the Baltic Sea countries have equal access to academic education on-line."
Added: 5 February 2005
The "Baltic Sea Virtual Campus" is a project with partners from almost the whole Baltic Sea region, which is part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) within the BSR INTERREG III B programme.
"Campus One is a virtual campus offering flexible online learning opportunities. Courses range from full postgraduate programmes, professional development and continuing development courses, through to short business focused courses."
Added: 4 January 2002
Campus One is a global web-based Campus based within the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.
"Online education build around you. Connect to a university without boundaries. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (NCA), Capella University offers over 400 online courses, as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 40 areas of specialization - all as close as your computer."
Added: 19 July 2001
"Cardean University offers next-generation business courses online to companies and individuals around the globe. In association with our world-renowned academic consortium members - Columbia Business School, Stanford, The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Carnegie Mellon, London School of Economics - we have created an interactive, engaging learning environment designed around real-world business problems."
Added: 16 July 2001
"This is the center of Distance Learning at Columbus State Community College. Through this page, you can learn what distance learning is, find out which courses are offered at a distance, get the details about how to get started with your course, or even seek technical assistance."
Updated: 25 January 2005
Both web-based and blended courses
"the first institution to offer a Juris Doctor Degree earned completely online"
Added: 15 August 2006
"Concord - the premiere online law school - is changing the way people think about getting a legal education."
"eCornell offers online certificate programs for professionals from Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations and from the School of Hotel Administration/"
Added: 9 August 2002
Types of solutions: Executive and Professional Education
"We provide a variety of courses, recognised by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA)"
Added: 18 November 2003
Also a range of introductory courses, the ECDL course and a suite of business skills courses
"eLearnPortal is your gateway to finding an online degree! From online bachelor degree completion programs to online MBA degrees, eLearnPortal is your one stop for finding high quality, online degree opportunities"
Added: 17 July 2005
The colleges and universities listed on eLearnPortal provide high quality educational opportunities online. Many of the institutions listed offer complete online degrees.
"This portal provides information about the on-line services offered by the Finnish Virtual University and by all the universities in Finland, specifically, on-line courses and support services that are available to students and instructors. The Virtual University provides services for all members of academe as well as for anyone interested in what is happening at the virtual university."
Added: 22 March 2002
"The Australian Film Television and Radio School, Sydney, the National Film and Television School, London, and the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television, Los Angeles have affiliated to create an on-line global film school that marries three of the world's most respected professional training institutions for film and television education with the global reach and interactive potential of the Internet."
GNA has been in existence since 1993 with a comprehensive directory of distance learning opportunities throughout the world.
Gresham College in London has been providing free lectures since 1597. They will now be webcasting many of the forthcoming lectures live on the Internet.
Added: 19 August 2001
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"e-Learning at Henley, providing you with access to a variety of electronic support tools and resources as you progress through your Diploma / MBA studies with us."
"Indiana State University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional development programs that can be completed via distance education."
Added: 12 February 2004
"Many programs can be completed entirely via distance education. Other "distance friendly" programs require minimal on-campus visits"
"Interactive University is the hub of global distributed e-learning. Based in Edinburgh, Interactive University publishes and delivers, through Local Learning Partners around the world a range of core programmes from universities and colleges in Scotland, including SCHOLAR, the world's biggest single e-learning programme. Its aim is to export Scottish education and create a worldwide campus of peers."
Added: 16 December 2003
A range of courses from Scholar through to post-graduate via Scottish universities
"This website will introduce you to a new type of High School based in the United Kingdom. This school is based on an English / Welsh secondary school with on line teaching for years 7 - 11 (normally ages 11 years to 16). In the final year pupils are entered for GCSE examinations enabling them to continue into further education or employment."
Added: 26 August 2004
"Teachers and students work from home by logging on to the internet to receive tuition for 2/3 hours in the morning. Work is set for the rest of the day to be done at the convenience of students"
University Outreach and Continuing Education. The University of Tennessee
"JAFFA Inc. offers a wide variety of low cost on-line continuing education courses, as well as other educational supplements to help you reach your educational goals. Learn a new skill through a featured book, take a low cost on-line continuing education course, keep up with the latest news stories or take advantage of our research links to conduct research."
Added: 22 January 2004
Example course: SQL Online and Instructor-facilitated course
Learn Chinese (Mandarin) online with Beijing's top teachers, live and from the comfort of your own home or office.
We teach all levels of chinese (reading and writing) including business Chinese.
Added: 22 November 2007
"Design your future from anywhere in the world with this International Awarding Body"
Added: 28 June 2004
Limpert's Academy is an international awarding body that was created to meet the growing demand for quality design education, that is relevant to today's market.
"The Mediterranean Virtual University (MVU) is a 4 million euro EUMEDIS funded project which is coordinated by the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). It concerns the setting up of a Virtual University between 11 partners, aimed at developing e-learning training modules in various domains. Through MVU, course participants will be able to register and learn at their own pace, a number of topics using state-of-the-art multi-media training material. MVU, which has been running for several months, has reached a stage where a number of modules are available."
Added: 15 October 2005
A number of free courses available
"Online education courses guide for adult learners and e-learners."
Added: 29 November 2005
"Find hundreds of accredited academic institutions and career schools offering job-specific career training, certifications and advanced education that will prepare you to succeed in your chosen career field."
Online Traffic School provides the complete information about the courses viz traffic school, defensive driving, point reduction, driver improvement and driving safety for all 50 states in US
Added: 17 December 2007
"OLI courses include a number of innovative online instructional components such as: ccognitive tutors, virtual laboratories, group experiments and simulations."
Added: 11 July 2004
The first courses developed through OLI are introductory courses intended to replace large lecture format courses in Economics, Statistics, Causal Reasoning, and Logic
"Oxford College ODL is one of the leading distance education providers in the United Kingdom and internationally, and along with our partners in education, promotes quality home study education world wide."
Added: 13 January 2006
online distance learning degrees encompass GCSE, A Level, Diploma and Degree level courses
"Penn State is Pennsylvania's land-grant University and one of the leading comprehensive universities in the United States."
"PurpleTrain.com, the global e-Learning provider, started out as Asia's first e-Learning provider in 1999. It is the largest e-Learning provider outside the United States, with over 72,000 e-users, and offers Business, IT education and Health Sciences programmes, corporate training courses and education-related services."
Updated: 25 January 2005
"PurpleTrain.com is a 100%-owned venture of Informatics Holdings Limited, a leading training and education provider listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Informatics Holdings Limited is a world class institute for quality lifelong learning services and made the ranking among Forbes Global's 200 Best Small Companies in the world."
"Robert Kennedy College provides executives with an outstanding learning environment by integrating a modern e-learning experience with residential sessions. We offer a series of post graduate programmes which are delivered by the University of Wales, including MBA, MSc in Advanced IT and Business Management, and a Certificate in Project Management."
Added: 17 October 2006
Robert Kennedy College is Switzerland's premier private College entirely dedicated to graduate and executive online education.
the first accredited online school of design and new media .. Sessions.edu offers certificate programs and courses in graphic design, web design, digital design, multimedia, and new media marketing.
Added: 1 January 2002
Types of courses: web design and multimedia design:
"The mission of St Simon's College, London, is to make available progressive and high quality external diploma and certificate programmes in Liberal Christian studies via distance learning"
Updated 18 September 2006
St Simon's College, London, is an independent specialist distance learning college of adult education and the learning provider division of Marquess Educational Consultants, Ltd., a British educational consultancy company.
"Standford University was established as a non-traditional, non-campus University to provide distance learning, online or e-learning programs for mature students worldwide to advance their career and academic qualifications. Standford objective is to provide innovative online education or e-learning that are designed to help working adults integrate life-long learning into their busy professional lives. These degree programs provide a quality education."
Added: 14 July 2006
Standford University is fully accredited by International Education Ministries Accreditation Association (IEMAA)
"The Studio Art School offers practical Art and Design courses online. We specialise in helping students gain entry to degree level courses in art and design, and are the only centre in the UK approved to offer the Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) by distance learning."
Added: 11 January 2006
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"Telemathea (learning from a distance) provides a VLE for English language courses and seminars taught at the University of Macedonia, Greece. Built using Moodle Open Source software. Telemathea is implemented in the framework of the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training II (EPEAEK II) and is funded both by the European Union (75%-European Social Fund) and National Funds (25%-Hellenic Republic/ Ministry of Education)."
Added: 9 April 2005
Website is in Greek
"Courses to purchase and take online across a wide spectrum from Food Hygiene training to manufacturing productivity"
Added: 18 July 2006
Each course is delivered by a specialist training organisation or college
"The University of Phoenix Online offers you the unparalleled convenience and flexibility of attending classes from your personal computer. In small groups of eight to thirteen, or working one-on-one with an instructor, students are discussing issues, sharing ideas, testing theories ¾ essentially enjoying all of the advantages of an on-campus degree program, with one important exception. No commute!"
"VHS is the education industry's leader in providing online high school courses and in preparing classroom teachers to be effective online teachers."
Updated: 31 March 2004
"VHS, a leader in online education, has proven in our seven year history that our collaborative is committed to quality course design, online education standards and pedagogy, student assessment, teacher professional development, and teacher certification"
"VTONLINE is Virginia Tech's virtual center for distance learning students. Search for courses, degree or certificate programs, services, and support. Whether you are a Virginia Tech student or non-student, on campus or across the globe, VTOnline brings Virginia Tech close to home."
Added: 26 December 2001
"At this site you'll find hundreds of online courses, degree programs, certificates, professional continuing education and learning resources in 74 subject areas offered by educational institutions, companies and individuals from all over the world."
Updated: 25 May 2002
"the World's directory of online courses, online learning and online education"