E-Learning in the Digital Age

E-learning is an electronic form of distance learning: Go to school without actually going anywhere beyond your home computer.

The big draw is flexibility. You can work around your schedule, and you can take classes that may not be offered at a school near your home.

Many schools, including most colleges and universities, offer at least some e-learning courses online. They also may offer other forms of distance learning, such as correspondence courses or TV-based telecourses.

In Oklahoma, you can go online and take college courses, high school courses, and some courses that earn both high school and college credit at the same time.

Online High Schools

Oklahoma students with scheduling, accessibility or other issues attending brick-and-corridor high schools can take their classes online through the University of Oklahoma High School or Oklahoma Virtual High School. Online high school is also an option for students who dropped out of high school and now want to pick up where they left off.

Oklahoma Virtual High School, started in 2006, is an option for full-time students in grades 6-12 who have not yet reached their 21st birthday. OVHS offers courses in partnership with public high schools across the state. The program uses public education funds, so there is no fee for most students. When it’s time to graduate, students get their diploma from a local Oklahoma high school.

Online College of Oklahoma

The Online College of Oklahoma doesn't offer any classes. Instead, it offers a central clearinghouse where you can search more than 3,400 online courses and 18 degree programs at 26 Oklahoma colleges and universities.

Once you find a program that matches your needs, you enroll directly with the college or university and earn credit at that school. If you don't find what you're looking for, you can search other states' offerings by using the Electronic Campus.

Electronic Campus

The Electronic Campus is a gateway to e-learning opportunities and online services in the Southern Region Education Board (SREB) states. It provides a friendly, one-stop place for adults to learn about and understand educational opportunities, to select campuses and/or e-learning opportunities that best match their needs, and to apply online and enroll in courses or programs. In addition, the Electronic Campus is an online resource for traditional-aged students with links to planning for, exploring, and applying online to hundreds of colleges and universities.

Through the Electronic Campus Academic Common Market, students who participate in academic programs in other SREB states can pay in-state tuition when that program is not available in the student's home state. So, for instance, if you find a program you want in Texas or Florida that is not offered in Oklahoma, you can take it and pay the same prices students in those states pay.

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