Adults with less time on their hands hoping to gain college or university qualifications have an increasing number of online institutions from which to choose. And for those trying to squeeze in an education around work or family commitments, it’s important to have the latest technology at one’s fingertips. Why? Well, for one because it makes course programs far more flexible and convenient. Such technology can include applications and websites that people are already familiar with – Facebook and Skype, for instance – or more advanced and rapidly evolving platforms such as learning management system Blackboard or virtual world software Second Life.
The following list is a selection of 30 U.S. online schools that offer the discerning distance learner the finest education using the most progressive technology.