One of the best things about the Internet is the increasing accessibility of continuing education programs. No matter where you are in the country or in the world, if you have a web connection you can learn more about the academic subjects in which you are most interested.
More and more accredited online education courses are being offered by major colleges and universities. For example, the University of New Mexico continuing education program enables students to gain credit for courses in subjects as diverse as Arts Management, Native American Studies, Management Information System, and Computer Engineering, to name just a few. Drexel University, Penn State University, and Stanford University are just some of the other quality schools that offer online courses.
But what if you simply want to increase your knowledge about a particular topic, and you can’t afford to pay for courses? You may want to consider websites like Coursera, which offer continuing education courses from respected institutions and professors from throughout the world, for free. Whether you want to study computer software, law, medicine, or poetry, you can do so from the comfort of your own home.
No matter where you are on your educational journey–someone looking to compile credits for a second degree or a professional looking to hone his or her specific skills–online continuing education may be the best way to learn in the manner that is most convenient for you, both in style and logistically speaking.
If you have general questions or comments, or you’ve taken online courses through the University of New Mexico continuing education program and you have recommendations for prospective students, share your thoughts in the section below.