Continuing education and correspondence education are two very different entities. They are two very practical and feasible learning alternatives for those people who wish to study further. Both these options are available for various fields and today are being offered by a long list of reputed colleges.
Correspondence courses have been around for a very long time. These courses also popularly known as long distance courses are generally carried out by exchange of matter between the teacher and students who are in different places.
The students receives textbooks, lesson plans, notes and other such study materials from the experienced instructor, the students then complete certain assignments and projects and send them back to the instructor for evaluation. Correspondence studies are quiet affordable and safe and with the dawn of the internet, these studies have become easier. Now some of the most prominent institutes across the globe are offering correspondence courses online. The advantage of the correspondence courses online is that it helps for faster communication between the teacher and student. Earlier all the correspondence had to be done by post which was quiet time consuming.
If you wish to do high school studies then its administered by the state or the provincial levels otherwise the higher studies are administered by the universities. Some of the top ranked universities that offer correspondence courses are California state university, university of Texas, Western Illinois University, Brigham Young University and many more across the world to add to that list.
Continuing education is another very feasible and easy way of education. This sort of education is either followed by a degree or is done without the intension of obtaining any degree. These are conducted by post secondary institutions. The duration of these courses are short and vary from a few days to a few months. The topics generally covered under this sort of education are those of personal interest like ethnic cooking, gardening, writing, photography, or you have the topics under then employment niche which include construction, plumbing, welding, painting etc.
There are a number of institutes that offer these continuing education courses through correspondence. Some of the programs offered under this category are law, finance, real estate, insurance and many more. The advantage of these courses is that you can do it while you are working full time. You need not skip work o attend special classes. You just need to invest a few hours every day for a little self study in the comfort of your own home. The degree obtained through these courses is no different from those obtained through regular classes.