Once upon a time, before the advent of the computer age, students desiring an advanced education but who, for whatever reasons, weren’t able to attend college to receive a more traditional education correspondence classes became the answer.
In this form of education correspondence between the student and the educational facility involved mostly written materials that were transferred back and forth by means of the postal service.
To complete this form of education correspondence included all exams, reports, lecture notes, and all study or research materials the student was required to supply to the school.
In return, for the teachers involved with administering this form of education correspondence involved critical feedback to the student as well as study assignments and exam scores.
Since, using this method of education correspondence was the main, often only, means of contacting the school, some perspective employers felt the level of education received was somewhat flat, devoid of the enrichment of personal interaction and spontaneous conversation and debate between student and instructor and between student and other students, too.
However, other perspective employers viewed this method of education a bit differently. The mindset of these employers was that the student had achieved a tremendous accomplishment single-handedly, indicating the mark of someone who could be viewed as a self-starter who worked well independently and with a mastery of time management skills.
As with all forms of education correspondence schools usually resulted in the situation where the education earned was equal to the effort made on the part of the student. This situation actually applies to all students embarking on all forms of education.
Today, many people would like earn a higher education but find themselves in a position or mindset that makes the traditional college experience inappropriate for them. That doesn’t mean an advanced education needs to be forgotten or relegated to the postal service any longer.
Today, there are many formats for earning an education correspondence school being just one of them. Instead, many traditional schools offer class work, and even degree programs, delivered by way of the internet, speeding up the process and making personal interaction between the student, his or her fellow students, and all instructors a little more personal than before.