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Online degrees can level the playing field for college students with disabilities

posted on April 1, 2010 - 4:05pm
When Julia Greenstine was working on her master’s degree at Appalachian State University, she would routinely travel across campus, go to the library and hang out in common areas to chat with other students. But she’d do it without ever leaving home. In fact, “heading to class” meant Greenstine, 41, would log in to a unique 3-D world called the Applied Education Technology Zone (nicknamed “the...

Get a free higher education from prestigious schools (minus the degree)

posted on March 27, 2010 - 5:21pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 2
If online courses sound interesting but you’re not looking to earn a degree, plenty of options exist for pursuing passions, exploring issues and diving into intellectual interests – and many of them are free. Searching for “OpenCourseWear” — or OCW — will yield a treasure trove of course materials from prestigious universities and colleges posted online for public consumption.