March 15, 1999 |
A virtual university recently has been accredited by the respected North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools, giving a boost to both the online scholastic venture and similar Net-based efforts as a whole. Jones International University, based in Colorado and founded in 1995, offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business communications. North Central Assn., one of six regional accrediting groups in the U.S., is responsible for colleges and schools in 19 states.
January 28, 2001 |
It's usually late at night or Saturdays when Bambie Argyle shows up for graduate school at the University of Nebraska. Done with household chores and other duties, it's her turn at the family computer in a rugged Wyoming town called Mountain View. The Lincoln campus is 770 miles away. Argyle settles into the playroom and logs on to read lecture texts, get assignments, join class discussion by e-mail and take quizzes. She also does research, such as a required virtual museum tour.