Marylhurst was among the first American universities to offer online courses, beginning in 1997. Our online learning is built on flexibility and convenience, but unlike independent study, Marylhurst’s distance learning classes promote collaboration, interaction, and discussion with faculty and students worldwide. Plus, online learning involves traditional materials, such as textbooks, and a detailed weekly syllabus, but the classes revolve around virtual tools like: real-time chats, linked glossaries, email, online quizzes and the online bulletin board where general discussions occur.
In our distance learning environment, you’re guaranteed small class sizes, strong interaction with students and faculty, and access to one-on-one support and training services from Marylhurst’s Center for Learning & Technology. Our brand of distance learning is taught by working professionals who understand the needs of busy online learners. Take a closer look at “Your Life As A Student” for a snapshot of what occurs during the week.
You will earn a degree that Marylhurst graduates and others know is equivalent to our esteemed on-campus programs. Sixty-two percent of academic leaders rated online learning outcomes as the same or superior to on-campus learning, according to the Sloan Consortium’s 2006 edition of its annual distance learning assessment, “Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States.” More important, according to a 2005 survey by Vault Inc., an online career guidance site, 85 percent of employers see online degrees as more conventional now than they did five years ago. Indeed, what will set you apart is not how you earned your degree, but the institution where you achieved the skills that will set you apart as you chart your future success. On-campus or online, by any learning method, a Marylhurst degree is the same prestigious degree.
With Marylhurst’s Accelerated Online Programs you can
Busy professionals enjoy portability; access course content at home or on the go via the Marylhurst University website.
In your assigned small cohort you will receive academic guidance from a professional facilitator. With your peer learning group, you will engage in projects and swap real-world “war” stories that enhance your grasp of course curriculum — all in a virtual classroom.
Learn Through Application
As your studies advance and you gain new proficiencies and perspectives, you can utilize your new skill sets in real-world scenarios. And because of the online format, you can immediately apply your knowledge in the workplace.
No need to set foot on campus when the course website provides you with superior peer and faculty communication and access to discussion forums, class-related email, real-time chats, assignments, exams, and course materials.