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DISTANCE LEARNING and ON-LINE COURSES

January 6, 2005

                       Note:    Information changes over time.

Please contact Professor Paula Sloan

 

                                                                                    919.660.7737

                                                                                    Paula's user id is ps3 and it's at mail duke edu

as you are deciding which course(s) to take.

Be sure you tell the instructor that you need a grade in the course.  Sometimes courses have a S/U option.

 

 

Producer

 

What it is

Approximate

Time Involved

Title, Topic

Comments

The University of Tennessee

Distance education and Independent Study

 

http://www.anywhere.tennessee.edu/is.htm

Distance Learning Courses

26 weeks

(average)

Principles of Financial Accounting (c)

Statistical Reasoning (d)

Basic Calculus (a)

Pre Calculus 1 (b)

  • Correspondence courses (not web based).
  • Student is in touch with the instructor via e-mail, regular mail or phone.
  • Student enrolls and begins to work any time during the year.
  • Student can take up to a maximum of 9 months.
  • There is a proctored final examination; it must be taken 6 weeks before the grade is needed.
  • 10 to 20 assignments to be submitted.

Open Learning Agency

British Columbia

Open University

www.bcou.ca

Distance Learning Courses

Maximum completion 30 weeks; it can be done in less.

Calculus for Business and Management Science (a)

Introduction to Probability and Statistics (d)

Business Mathematics (Math of Finance) (e)

Pre Calculus Mathematics (b)

  • Correspondence courses (not web based).
  • Student enrolls and begins to work any time during the year.
  • In addition to submitting the assignments by mail, the student   will communicate directly with the tutor by phone. There are fixed office hours when the tutor is available.
  • 5 to 7 assignments to be submitted and a final examination.

 

University of Phoenix

http://www.uopx.com/single

 

Online courses

6 weeks

 

 

Financial Accounting I (c) ACC. 362

Business Statistics I (d)   QNT 321 or RES 341           

Business Statistics II (d)    QNT 322 or RES 342

Corporate Finance (e) FIN 320

Business Calculus  (a)                         (possible to be offered beginning Jan. 2005)

 

  • The student logs on and downloads the information that has been posted to the Newsgroup.  This information consists on the instructor's lecture, assignments and any class discussion that has occurred.
  • Offline the student has the time that he/she needs to read this information, digest it, and create a response to it. 
  • The student is required to keep pace with the instructor and the rest of the class.  This is NOT self-paced, individual study coursework. 
  • Class size is approximately nine students total. 
  • The student is required to participate in study groups.

 


 

 

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What it is

Approximate

Time Involved

Title, Topic

 

Comments

UCLA

http://www.uclaextension.edu/

Distance Learning Course

About 2.5 months

Business Statistics X115  (d)

Mathematics for Management X110 (online) (a)

 

 

  • Courses start and end at specific times
  • Text used
  • There is a final. (Student needs to specify if s/he wants to be assigned a grade or not.)

North Carolina State Universities

www.fridaycenter.unc.edu

Distance Learning Courses

At least 12 weeks

Pre Calculus (b)

Mathematics of Finance (e)

Elements of Calculus (a)

Basic Statistics (d)

Statistics for Engineers (d)

Principles of Microeconomics (a)

Concepts of Financial Accounting (c)

Concepts of Managerial Accounting

  • There is often web-based material in additional to text and other hard copy material, but these are mainly correspondence courses that can begin and end at any time.
  • There are homework assignments that must be sent to instructor and a graded final.
  • There are often various requirements that prevent student from finishing the course too quickly
  • Instructor may not always communicate with student in a timely manner, preventing student from meeting her/his deadline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)     Satisfies  “Calculus”  or  “Calculus for Business”

(b)     Satisfies  “College Algebra”  or  “Pre-Calculus”

(c)     Satisfies  “Accounting”  or  “Financial Accounting”

(d)     Satisfies  “Statistics”  or  “Business Statistics”

(e)     Satisfies  “Finance”

 

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