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By Amy Brantley
For many years, students have had the option to take courses through the mail. Then came online universities , which made taking courses even easier. It didn't take long for traditional colleges to catch on. They understand that students want the option to take online courses from a college they know and can trust. Some of the biggest universities and smallest community colleges now offer online courses. These include schools like Boston University , USC , and Kent State But what are the benefits to taking online courses through a traditional college?
The Ability to Compare
There's something many students do not understand. Online courses aren't for everyone. A student has to be self-motivated in order to get the work done and pass the courses in a less structured environment. A traditional college gives students the chance to try both seat-based and online courses. If for some reason the student doesn't like online courses, he won't have to worry about changing colleges altogether.
Being able to take online courses through a traditional college gives students the chance to truly have a flexible schedule. For example, if two classes are offered at the same time, but one is also available online, the student can still take both courses. Not to mention that students who want to finish college early will have the ability to take as many courses as they can handle, helping to cut the cost of tuition.
The Ability to Get Help
Traditional colleges give students taking online courses the chance to meet with their instructors face to face. Instead of an instructor being across the country, the instructor more than likely has an office on campus. Students are also likely to have access to tutors and can opt to take harder classes on campus while taking easier classes online.
There's no denying the fact that online universities can cost a small fortune. Students attending traditional colleges, though, have access...
Dates: 5/22/2013 - 5/28/2013
Location: Sandia Mountain
1801 Mountain Road North West
The Carboniferous-Permian Transition Conference will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, NM from May 23 through May 25, 2013. The Conference is a professional conference of scientists presenting research of global significance on the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. Two field trips, one pre-meeting and one post-meeting, will be offered in conjunction with the Conference. The pre-meeting field trip will take place on May 22nd and include a trip to Carrizo Arroyo. Please do be aware that the field trips are not wheelchair accessible. Carrizo Arroyo is one of the most paleontologically diverse localities across the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. It exposes mixed marine and nonmarine strata of the Bursum Formation that yield everything from plants and insects to fusulinids and brachiopods. This section plays a key role in global marine/non-marine correlations because of the co-occurrence of conodonts and insect-zone species. This trip is limited to 25 attendees. The post-meeting field trip will be from May 26 through May 28th 2012. During this trip we will visit the area around Socorro, NM. East of Socorro, marine and nonmarine sedimentary rocks of Middle Pennsylvanian-Early Permian age are exposed along the eastern margin of the Rio Grande rift. This is one of the best exposed and most studied Pennsylvanian-Permian sections in New Mexico, and recent work has brought forth diverse paleofloras, detailed conodont biostratigraphy, extensive ichnofossil assemblages, and much more. The three-day trip, headquartered in Socorro, will work through this entire section, focusing on issues of stratigraphy, sedimentation and paleontology. This trip is limited to 40 attendees. The registration fee for the conference will be $150 prior to February 1, 2013; $200 from February 1st through April 30th 2013; and $250 from May 1st through the conference. The pre-meeting field trip to Carrizo Arroyo will be an additional $25 and the post-meeting