Distance Learning

School of Adult Studies ASPIRE Program Online Learning

  • Convenience and Flexibility
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    Schedule flexibility: You can access your class at any time, from virtually anywhere you can log on, in most cases. This means that parents, working students, and busy full-time professionals have the option of attending classes no matter their work schedule. Students only need a computer and Internet access to take online classes.

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    Ease of accessibility: Courseware can be accessible for when you need it. Students can review lectures, discussions, explanations, and comments utilizing the technology that is widely used in industry. Individuals can also share notes and research to facilitate community learning.

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    Range of options: You may be able to choose from a wider breadth of professional degree programs. Simpson University offers unique degree programs that may not be available through nearby public or private institutions, allowing you to choose the one that would best help you achieve your personal and educational goals.

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    You control study time: On-campus courses are typically scheduled in a more rigid format, with shorter classes running 50 minutes, and others running longer. Night classes may last for nearly three hours. One of the benefits of online education is that students may not have to sit for long periods of time. Lessons can be paused when needed, and notes read at will.
  • Learning Enrichment
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    Chance for interaction: Online courses may be less intimidating than the brick-and-mortar classroom setting, helping you increase your interaction and class participation. In an online class a student is “present” if the student has actually participated in the classroom discussion. By allowing everyone to have a voice, shared ideas grow diverse as well. Students can also think longer about what they want to say and add their comments when ready. In a traditional classroom, the conversation could have moved past the point where the student may be willing to comment.

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    Online communications: Depending on your personal communication style, professors can be more approachable in an online setting. You may feel more comfortable talking openly with your instructors through online chats, emails, and newsgroup discussions than face-to-face. Online correspondence also cuts out having to wait for office hours that may not be convenient for students.

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    Time to absorb material: Positive results are reported for students enrolled in online classes, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Education*: "on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction." Using over 1,000 empirical studies, the DOE found that time was the additive that helped students perform better. The report noted benefits in studies in which online learners spent more time on tasks than students in a face-to-face setting.

  • Cost-effective Choice
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    Money-saving option: You may be able to save additional monies by not having to physically attend classes. Online courses may help students cut down or eliminate costs of transportation, babysitting, and other expenses incurred by attending classes in a traditional setting.

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    Re-thinking expensive textbooks: Some web-based classes may not require physical textbooks, as reading materials may be available either through our university library and/or our partnerships with e-libraries and other digital publishers. E-textbooks might offer substantial savings for students, adding up to hundreds of dollars a year.

Bachelor’s Adult Studies Programs

Master’s Graduate Professional Studies and Seminary Programs

If you are an international student interested in our online program offerings and financial aid availability, please contact our Student Financial Services office at sfs@simpsonu.edu to address your specific financial aid questions.

You gain access to the experts – access to the faculty members and your fellow peers who have experience in their respective fields. Make lasting connections learning with and from others through shared experience.

Simpson University instruction is uniquely framed within a Christian worldview - although a student in our Adult Studies and our Graduate Professional Studies need not be a Christian to attend.

Delivered in a cohort style – many of our online programs progress with the same group of students (cohort style) throughout the length of the program. In addition, many of our program courses can be experienced in a blended setting where you will be able to attend classes on campus for face-to-face instruction if desired.

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