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Old 03-03-08, 04:45 PM   #1
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Online college.

I am considering going back to college only this time doing it all online. The courses I want are not offered online by the responsible colleges (spanish, music and english), and rightfully so.

I figured that since I am considering this, someone else here may be also, and that maybe some of you have already gone this route. So I would like your opinion and input, bearing in mind I more than likely won't pay any attention to it.

Having your thoughts may be enlightening and entertaining, have at it.

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Old 03-03-08, 05:00 PM   #2
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http://www.open.ac.uk/

The Open University in the UK is very highly regarded and, some people say, more rigorous than brick and mortar institutions.

There's also UNISA in South Africa which has always had a good reputation - http://www.unisa.ac.za/
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Spanish and English are offered online through the Univ of Maryland University College (originally part of the Univ of Maryland, now mostly independent). Though it's pricey. Are you degree seeking or just want to take some classes?
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I teach a class online. My advice? Don't do it.

Why do you want to go back to college? Why not attend an institution in your area?
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Old 03-03-08, 09:26 PM   #6
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I am a teacher currently and would like to get another degree, this time in spanish and or english. Music would be nice but that is something you need to do in person.

I hadn't heard of the other colleges mentioned here and I sure am going to give them a look.

The nearest college from my house is over fifty miles away and just not conducive to teaching and attending.

Eventually I would like to get a TESL license and teach in a spanish speaking country. Having a degree in spanish would just be a lot of fun and it would help me when/if I move to Costa Rica ( ).

Actually, Chile is my land of choice. I've been there and loved it.

Well, I have places to see and things to read, thanks.

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