Education for adults

Posted on Saturday, June 23rd 2007 1:45 pm by menj in Offbeat

Combined with the technology of the Internet, distance learning is now made possible for various forms of adult education, via interactive learning and live video conferencing at a cheaper cost. Where to take up education at an adult age, one might ask? Well, you may now take up a course with Capella University, an online accredited university. There are many opportunities at Capella and most importantly, even without physically attending a traditional classroom environment you are still able to follow the classes. Do read the details on these courses that are available at their website, for this would certainly interest those who would like to further their career opportunities.

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    • Ryan Z says:

      July 21st, 2012 at 5:56 am

      When you drop out of college on Sims 2 University, it says “there is no continuing education program for adults at this university.” If you create your own university, are you given the option of offering a continuing education program for adults?

    • steve says:

      July 21st, 2012 at 6:23 am

      I didn’t realize it was still the Middle Ages.

      LOL SCIENCE IS A SOCIALIST HOAX FOR WORLD DOMINATION! FALSIFIED DATA! NATURAL CYCLES! I LEARNED HOW TO BREATHE YESTERDAY.

    • Ed D says:

      July 25th, 2012 at 1:41 am

      Hi. My husband and I are interested in delivering an alternative
      education to our future children and would like to try homeschooling
      them.

      We would like to do “group” homeschooling with other like minded parents 1-3 times each week is this possible?

      Do we have to follow a specific curriculum or just make sure that the end results (grades) of each school semester/year are satisfactory and, how are kids independantly graded/marked – I mean, what is stopping parents from giving their kids all a’s?

      What do you think about this- start training kids on how to answer SAT type questions at a very young age (grade 4?) so by the time they need to take the test they are masters?

      Do parents get tutors for homeschooled kids or do all of the work themselves?

      Thanks

    • Mathew says:

      July 27th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Many adults are working and may barely manage to attend classes either in person or online. What should a teacher of these students hold as their philosophy to be most effective?

    • Harriet W says:

      July 27th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Im thinking of doing some distance courses at home so I can stay home with my 2 year old and study when I can. Rather than have to leave her and go to college every day. Im considering childcare, teachers assistant, maybe even counselling or something involving the social care side. Do you know anything about doing courses from home. Is it difficult when you dont have class mates to compare with. Also is it very expensive. Id appreciate any feed back from someone who knows about it or have done something similar. Thanks
      Im in Ireland by the way. But some colleges in England offer them to Irish students.

    • nasty1 says:

      July 28th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Have you returned to learning after a long time, how did it help you?

    • nasty1 says:

      July 28th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      my best friend dated a guy that seemed okay, just shy until later she finally put the pieces together that he was a little slow. he finally fessed up to being in special ed all through elementary and high school. now, we are not having a problem with him or his learning disabilities, but would a person with a disability be capable of this type of behavior..or would it prevent them from being able to have to knowledge of what right and wrong is?? for example..he used to have mood swings, forget thigns he said or did, forgot to call her, forgot plans…honestly forgot them. and used to have a short fuse and freak out on her everytime something minor happened in their relationship. he even didnt understand what she tried to tell him and would fight, abuse her, pinch her, hit her, throw her…push her out of his room, horrible. i tried to get her to leave him. i dont know why she stayed so long, she finally broke it off and is happier but still freaked out by HIM. as i always was too…i saw him throw her once…in a fit and i left. any ideas? i know she found out he was in the school disability program AND could potentially have some type of autism, but i am not sure.

    • uberfailz says:

      July 31st, 2012 at 2:11 am

      I am still looking at the online schools and I see that Capella University, which already is the only online school pessessing CACREP accreditation and SHRM certification, was just recognized by the Department of Home Land Security and the National Security Agency as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. What does this mean to Capella learners, current and future?

    • Noe R says:

      July 31st, 2012 at 2:21 am

      Its the same reasoning and law that the health care mandate is under. So it would be legit.

    • Matthew says:

      July 31st, 2012 at 4:30 am

      I received my BA in Communications in ’00, working for about 7 years now and am considering going back to school to become an adult education teacher. I enjoy working with children but I think adults would be just as rewarding. Where do I start?

    • Phillip123 says:

      August 3rd, 2012 at 2:16 am

      I didn’t realize it was still the Middle Ages.

      LOL SCIENCE IS A SOCIALIST HOAX FOR WORLD DOMINATION! FALSIFIED DATA! NATURAL CYCLES! I LEARNED HOW TO BREATHE YESTERDAY.

    • Kristian says:

      August 10th, 2012 at 2:26 am

      I didn’t realize it was still the Middle Ages.

      LOL SCIENCE IS A SOCIALIST HOAX FOR WORLD DOMINATION! FALSIFIED DATA! NATURAL CYCLES! I LEARNED HOW TO BREATHE YESTERDAY.

    • Bryant B says:

      August 10th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Hi. My husband and I are interested in delivering an alternative
      education to our future children and would like to try homeschooling
      them.

      We would like to do “group” homeschooling with other like minded parents 1-3 times each week is this possible?

      Do we have to follow a specific curriculum or just make sure that the end results (grades) of each school semester/year are satisfactory and, how are kids independantly graded/marked – I mean, what is stopping parents from giving their kids all a’s?

      What do you think about this- start training kids on how to answer SAT type questions at a very young age (grade 4?) so by the time they need to take the test they are masters?

      Do parents get tutors for homeschooled kids or do all of the work themselves?

      Thanks

    • mrankinmatt says:

      August 11th, 2012 at 4:19 am

      Hi. My husband and I are interested in delivering an alternative
      education to our future children and would like to try homeschooling
      them.

      We would like to do “group” homeschooling with other like minded parents 1-3 times each week is this possible?

      Do we have to follow a specific curriculum or just make sure that the end results (grades) of each school semester/year are satisfactory and, how are kids independantly graded/marked – I mean, what is stopping parents from giving their kids all a’s?

      What do you think about this- start training kids on how to answer SAT type questions at a very young age (grade 4?) so by the time they need to take the test they are masters?

      Do parents get tutors for homeschooled kids or do all of the work themselves?

      Thanks

    • mmminja says:

      August 14th, 2012 at 2:24 am

      I didn’t realize it was still the Middle Ages.

      LOL SCIENCE IS A SOCIALIST HOAX FOR WORLD DOMINATION! FALSIFIED DATA! NATURAL CYCLES! I LEARNED HOW TO BREATHE YESTERDAY.

    • fattiemanny says:

      August 14th, 2012 at 2:36 am

      Similar to Connexions, but unfortunately, I’m just above the age cap for that service. Anyone know of any others for older students, or students-to-be?

    • zaclo says:

      August 21st, 2012 at 1:42 am

      adults have more education. adults have more experience. but do adults always give better contributions then children? not necessarily 5 year olds, but 10+. some of them (us) have some things they want to share with the world. for example. i fell that i only have one life, and i dont want it to be average. i think i was put on this earth to contribute to society. how is still to be figured out, but i want my voice to be heard. if anyone has suggestions as to how to get my voice into the public, lemme know. much appreciation

    • soccermaster1 says:

      August 27th, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Similar to Connexions, but unfortunately, I’m just above the age cap for that service. Anyone know of any others for older students, or students-to-be?

    • therundown2k3 says:

      September 2nd, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      I am Military and am looking for a online college with Masters Adult Education. I am using my TA and need an online university with tuition $250 or very close to that.

    • Chris R says:

      September 3rd, 2012 at 6:08 am

      I just got my AAS in Information Technology- Computer Network Systems and Want to enroll into Capella’s BS in Information Technology- Network Technology. I see that the degree is Regionally accredited and ABET accredited! Infact it is the only online University with Full ABET accredidation in IT. Will this play well with employers, or will they only see an online, for-profit university?

    • Roflcopter says:

      September 15th, 2012 at 1:46 am

      Are textbooks included with tuition for Capella University?

    • Yoshi says:

      September 17th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      do you know any educational xbox games for adults ?

      my friend owns a old xbox and he’s laid up in the hospital for a few months, all he’s got is war type games that don’t seem very educational and i’d like to purchase him a game that he could learn history or science while playing the game…… anything would be great !
      Do you have a suggestion that might be of some help ?

    • Dark_LovexXx says:

      September 27th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      The associate degree is generally the first 2 years of a 4 year bachelor degree in adult, vocational and workplace learning. If I studied for the extra 2 years, what benefits might this provide?

      If anyone can provide an example of what they have obtained with any associate degree, e.g. position type, salary etc, it would make it easier for me to compare with a bachelor degree of the same type and relate this back to education.

    • thexbox360player says:

      October 4th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      What do you look for in these school since they are all profit school. I know they need to be license and approval school by the state. Do you look for passing rate of the test. I am planning to attend cna school in NYC. Do you have any other suggestions?

    • Yoshi says:

      October 9th, 2012 at 5:57 am

      When I looked at Capella University’s web site, I can’t find anyone listed as their provost. Normally the provost is the chief academic officer at a school. Does Capella currently have provost? If so, who?

    • nathan says:

      October 9th, 2012 at 7:06 am

      I keep reading stories about Capella University where they hire teachers with fake degrees, have been found guilty of Federal laws by the United States Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General, refuse to turn over records that belong to students under FERPA, and don’t have any admissions standards? Are all of these stories true?

    • easton j says:

      October 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      I have a PhD, already teach on-site full-time, am thinking of applying, wanting to know if it’s worth the time.
      Please try not to NOT answer the question a la CollegeUser’s “answer”…

    • Pacman says:

      October 30th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Needs to create certifiactes of participation/complateion of adult education. In PDF format. I can email you what they look like and the details. They are for medical education and if you could create the templates allowing me to fill in the details, I will reward the person with 3 free online medical consultations for whenever you are sick. You’ll have a doctor’s personal email .address for 3 consults.

      T

    • isk8at818 says:

      November 12th, 2012 at 10:04 am

      I can see that my loans have been disbursed on the 23rd of November. How long after then until I receive the refund? I’ve called the FA office and Im always given different dates. My computer is not the best, and need another one soon in order to continue my studies. Depending on the refund. Thanks a bunch! Has anyone else had problems with their financial aid with them?

    • Mike says:

      November 15th, 2012 at 4:13 am

      I want to know what is best for me. I just had a baby girl in July. I can not take morning classes because husband works during the day. The main question is will I get the same education through adult ed? Or go through community college and take all the lil classes first then take my career. It just seems difficult. I scored low on match and they do not want me taking my career class unless I get a year of class of this class. I feel it is a waste of time. Then there are private schools but they are too damn expensive. Advice?
      I am looking to get my a.s in office assistant administrative assistant accounting clerk medical secretary. I also do not want to leave my baby on day care site she is too young. I do not have anyone to take care of my baby during the day.

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