What Is an E-Learning College?

E-learning is an umbrella term for educational content that is delivered via electronic technology. An e-learning college might provide instruction using CDs or DVDs, a local area network, telecourses, online tutorials, webcasts, podcasts and text lectures. The following article provides information on colleges that offer e-learning opportunities.

E-Learning Colleges

Some e-learning colleges are not accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. However, many accredited colleges and universities also offer e-learning opportunities that adhere to the same standard of instruction as that found on campus. Following are some e-learning opportunities available at accredited universities.

Important Facts About E-Learning Colleges

Drexel University University of Massachusetts University of Wisconsin
Programs Provides study abroad opportunities for all virtual students Provides programs in a full-range of fields, such as business, management, communications and computer science Provides more than 40 online professional development and personal enrichment programs
Prerequisites Admission prerequisites and admission requirements vary by program Bachelor's degree for graduate programs, high school diploma (GED) for individual courses Admission prerequisites and application requirements vary by type of student and program
Degrees BS in Business Administration, BS in Communication, MS in Television Management, MS in Project Management, MBA Accelerated and more Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Master of Science in Accounting, Master's degree in Business Administration and more Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Administrative Leadership, Master of Science in Construction Management and more
Certifications Certifications are available Certifications are available Certifications are available
Online Availability Hybrid options are available Hybrid options are available Hybrid options are available

Drexel University

Drexel University's e-learning division awards bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. In addition to offering e-learning classes and degrees to individuals, Drexel provides online degree programs at reduced tuition rates to employees of more than 200 private and public businesses, institutions and organizations. Following are some of the areas of online study:

  • Arts administration
  • Criminal justice
  • Electrical engineering
  • Property management
  • Sport management

Among the available certificate programs are the following:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Computer security
  • Homeland security
  • Teaching English as a second language

University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts awards associate's through doctoral degrees, as well as dozens of certificates, through its distance education program. Among its most recent additions are courses in green technology, such as environmental policy, sustainable business and responsible construction practices. Following are some of its e-learning fields of study leading to academic degrees:

  • Business administration
  • Family therapy
  • Gerontology
  • Linguistics
  • Special education

Certificates are awarded in the following areas, among others:

  • Casino operations
  • Journalism
  • Paralegal studies
  • Women's studies

University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin awards bachelor's and master's degrees through a choice of online-only and blended programs, which combine online and on-campus study. Among the online-only courses of study are those that follow:

  • Administrative leadership
  • Community education
  • Information science
  • Occupational therapy
  • Political science

In addition, the university awards certificates in the following areas:

  • Education of the deaf
  • Public health
  • Writing and communication

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