Distance Learning classes start Aug. 28
July 20, 2006

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Bryan College will offer four classes through its distance learning program this fall: U.S. History I and II, Christian Worldview, and Biblical Foundations.

Roanna Taphorn, distance learning coordinator, said the first session will run Aug. 28 to Oct. 13, and will offer Christian Worldview and U.S. History I. The second session will be Oct. 23-Dec. 8, and will offer Biblical Foundations and U.S. History II.

Like every class offered at the Bryan campus, instructors for distance learning classes approach their particular discipline from a Biblical worldview. "While distance learning students are not in classrooms with Bryan professors and other students, the same care is taken to challenge them academically and spiritually," Mrs. Taphorn said.

"We also encourage interaction between students and faculty through live chats and discussion bulletin boards."

Abe Roberts, who will enter Bryan as a freshman in August, took the Biblical Foundations class on-line from his home in Pennsylvania this spring. "It's a good program," he said. "It was perfect for my situation. It appealed to me to enter college with 12 credits before starting school" including other college classes he had taken.

The Bryan class required "a lot of writing, but that is good." The chats with his professor were another positive experience because students were able to "talk" with each other and discuss different perspectives. Another feature he enjoyed was the discussion bulletin boards where students could post questions or comments and watch how a conversation developed.

Registration for the first fall session opens July 28. For complete information about on-line courses, visit the Bryan College web site at www.bryan.edu/distance or call 800-277-9522, ext. 558.