There are many colleges and universities nowadays offering continuing courses to adults of all age ranges. Depending on their needs, people can take up their own preferred courses, ranging from all sorts of certificate studies to higher level degrees, advanced diplomas and masters. Some universities even offer professional PhD courses, limited to certain individuals who are qualified to do so.
Organizations And Their Functions
But not many people know how to apply to these courses, what the requirements are, whether these online courses are recognized, and how to begin with the courses and so on. As a reply to these doubtful thoughts of many, there are many websites set up by federal and state governmental organizations which come in handy. These organizations are there to help people to answer their doubts on such online education, a trend which is still new and not so recognized in many countries. These organizations provide basic adult education resources which are useful to the individuals in applying for their own specific degrees.
Such adult education resources would include the directories of the colleges and universities that offer these courses, and the details of the respective courses. After looking at them, the applicant, if he or she has any doubt, can directly contact the organizations and ask them for more information.
It has to be noted that many universities and colleges are under the monitoring of these governmental organizations; to ensure maximum quality. Some of the organizations which do this job in the United States would be the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), the American Council on Education, and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Many of these organizations also provide other adult education resources such as e-zines and journals online so that anyone in general would be able to read more on adult continuing education.