New Hampshire may be one of the smaller states in America, but it is definently one of the most innovative and progressive ones. Always an important player when political primaries roll around, the state is also known for taking the lead on many social issues, among them education. It’s no different when it comes to distance education in New Hampshire. Students from grade school to grad school have many opportunities to further their education through distance learning from many of the state’s schools.
The University of New Hampshire offers students interested in engineering and physical sciences numerous distance learning opportunities. Through its Far View Distance Learning Program, the university makes certain courses in these fields available to students over the internet. Wherever students are, they can take classes if they have access to a computer with internet availability. The school uses a synchronous approach to distance learning, allowing students and professors to interact with one another in a manner similar to being in a classroom. To make the experience even easier for students, all class materials plus lectures are archived on individual course websites. Classes offered through this program include General Biochemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology and Strength of Materials, a class for civil engineering students.
Southern New Hampshire University is heavily invested in distance education. Offering students certificates along with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the school is very aware of the needs of working adults and students with other responsibilites. To assist them with gaining an education, they have made it accessible and affordable for students from all walks of life. Students have over 180 programs from which to choose, and if any questions need to be answered live chat is available with representatives of the school. Undergraduate degrees can be earned in such fields as Accounting, Advertising, Computer Information Technology, Nursing, Sports Management and many others. Graduate degrees include Accounting, Information Technology and Healthcare Administration. Certificates offered include Forensic Accounting, International Business and Cybersecurity.
The university has received many awards for its distance education programs. In 2012 the school was included on the list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies along with Apple and Google. GetEducated.com rated it as a Best Buy for online education, and it has also been rated as a top military-friendly school for soldiers and their families.
The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers committed to homeschooling in New Hampshire. Its mission is to provide parents who are currently homeschooling or those considering it with comprehensive information about everything involved with homeschooling. The group publishes the New Hampshire Home Education Guidebook, a reference guide with information about homeschooling rules and laws, resource lists of accredited online homeschooling providers, articles written by homeschooling parents and much more. The group’s website also offers information on finding online tutoring for homeschoolers, how to get homeschoolers involved in organized sports and other topics of interest. The group has its own Facebook page, and is always ready to answer questions from concerned parents.