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Best Online Screenwriting Courses
There are many online screenwriting film courses on offer to help students who have mobility problems, or who live a considerable distance from the film school. Equal tuition as classroom teaching is offered, where writing exercises and remote tutorials and lectures can be viewed. But which are the best online scriptwriting courses? Read more at Suite101: Best Online Screenwriting Courses: Learn Screenwriting Online from the Best Film Schools.

Online learning in Ontario
I’ve had several people contact me to ask what is the Ontario Online Institute? It was announced by the Ontario Provincial Government in the Throne Speech to the legislature on March 8. The first thing to note is that the Province of Ontario, traditionally the most prosperous of all the Canadian provinces, has been one of the hardest hit by the recession. In particular the forestry, mining and auto industries are very large in Ontario and have been particularly hard hit. However, the government...

Online college courses on rise
Online college courses are becoming a hot option for full time working adults wanting to continue their education. Online colleges and distance learning programs are ideal for full-time professionals because they can earn a degree without driving to a campus or attending classes.

MSU College of Nursing uses online simulation to educate
For MSU’s College of Nursing, education is going virtual as the school explores Spartan Health Island, an online community that allow students to become avatars and simulate home visits with patients. Spartan Health Island, located within the online community of Second Life, has been implemented in the course Nursing 470, Community Health and Population Nursing. The program is in its third semester of use by the College of Nursing, said Nancy Schmitt, director of Academic Instructional Support Services for the college....

S.C. college students gain online tool for transfers
CHARLESTON -- College students will likely lose fewer credits in the process of transferring from one of the state's public institutions to another with a little planning and the help of a new online tool. The State Commission on Higher Education launched a Web site, called SCTRAC, to help students, parents and counselors learn whether a course at one school will transfer to another and how many credits a student will receive for it...

Capella University, an Accredited Online University
Capella online university’s library tutorial “Finding Resources for Your Dissertation Literature Review: Leaving No Stone Unturned” was recognized for its exemplary use of online instruction materials by Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO), a committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section and American Library Association...

As Colleges Make Courses Available Free Online, Others Cash In
A computer in Logan, Utah, holds syllabus details, lecture notes, problem sets and exams from more than 80 Utah State University courses: but this is no secret cheat-sheet site put together by rogue hackers and pirates. Anyone, anywhere, with an Internet connection — from Bill Gates down — can log on and download these materials without cost. The site, Utah State OpenCourseWare, http://ocw.usu.edu, is part of the OpenCourseWare network, itself part of an educational resources movement dedicated to opening and reshaping global access to higher education...

10 Steps for Choosing an Online University That's Right for You by Walden University

  1. Verify regional accreditation...
  2. Investigate the program's quality and relevance...
  3. Consider the costs...
  4. Determine the quality of the student experience...
  5. Chat with current students and alumni...
  6. Research the faculty...
  7. Check the technology requirements...
  8. Ask about admission requirements...
  9. Get real...
  10. Choose the online university that's right for you...

Vets Lobby For Online College Benefits
According to a Sloan Consortium annual report, more than one in four college students now take at least one course online. With that in mind, House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner, D-Calif., introduced an amendment to the G.I. Bill to provide full housing allowance benefits for veterans who pursue degrees online, and it passed the Economic Opportunity Subcommittee by voice vote on March 4. According to the Department of Defense, approximately 467,000 active duty personnel participated in online college courses in 2009.


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