The Online Education Experience

If you did not have the academic abilities at school or felt that you could have done much better and now believe you have developed the necessary skills later in life, then online education may be the right way for you to turn. The only limits to what or how we learn are the ones we impose on ourselves through external influence such as peer pressure and false distractions.

By using online education programs we can set the pace of learning to suit our individual needs and situations. The deadlines and pressures of normal physical colleges and universities dissolve into the abyss of the electronic cyberspace. We can choose the courses we want to do and there is still help available online if we are not sure which course to take.

As the Internet has grown and technologies advanced the ability to earn diplomas and degrees has increased greatly. With the onset of broadband connections, video streaming, online forums and other innovations and with increased security the ability to teach high quality courses is now available to anyone who wishes to sign up. Credits can be earned and transferred to other disciplines and even life experiences can be applied to help achieve the goals and qualifications we aim for.

Some people do not wish to be in a college environment for many reasons, some cannot afford to give up their jobs but still want to attend and earn better qualifications, online learning is the ideal solution to both these problems as it is done from the comfort of your own home.

The physical courses available to students in the colleges and universities have been adapted and enhanced for the online student. Everything needed to study online has been taken into account and developed to enhance the learning experience of the individual and help them achieve their aims.
You can choose the course you want by applying online and the whole program can be done without ever attending a physical class or college. The assignments, information, tutorials are all presented online but you still have the option to enter the forums and use e-mail to contact other online students and tutors if you need to and of course your assigned tutor can always be reached by phone if you find it necessary.

The wealth of information available is staggering, millions of pages are online to assist with the education process. There are books, articles, published papers, essays, directories and a whole world of educational paraphernalia and they are all available at the finger tips of the student, with the added teaching and study aids to help with an online education it can be the perfect way to earn the qualifications that are needed.

Although an online education has many very good points there is always the fact that because you are not physically attending a class you must have the dedication and order in your life to be able to concentrate and complete the course. When learning from home you are surrounded by all manner of distractions pulling at you from every direction, you must be strong enough to resist them and focus on the task in hand.

Having this valuable tool available to you it is now possible to get a qualification, from a diploma to a doctorate all online. This allows the online student to do the course in his or her own time and at a pace that suits their individual situation without the restrictions of certain deadlines. The learning process can proceed as slow or as quick as is necessary for the student, it can even be put on hold and resumed when time or circumstances allow. Online education can be the perfect way to learn and an answer to going back into education without attended physically.

Golf Course Types by Ownership

One of the things that a newcomer to the World of golf would probably like to know is what the difference is between different types of golf course. This question is more complicated than you may first imagine as there are really three different ways to express what category a particular golf course fits into.

The first is by setting and categories a course by whether it is set in heathland, woodland or by the ocean etc. The second type is by length, where the course is categorized essentially by the length of time it takes to play a round, so these types will be pitch & putt, full length or executive, so called because executives may not have time to play a round on a full length course of 18 holes. Most executive courses are only 9 holes.

In this article though we are going to look at how golf courses can be categorized by ownership. The above two types of categorization allow you to know what to expect when you turn up to play. However, this third type of categorization determines whether or not you will be allowed access to the course at all.

The following is not an exhaustive list of course types but these are the most popular types of course that you might come across.

Private Golf Courses are courses which are owned by a golf club and they only allow play by members of the club. If you aren’t a member of the club then you can’t play, unless of course you are lucky enough to be invited to play by someone who is already a member.

Public Golf Courses can be courses owned by private organizations or individuals or by other organizations such as local businesses. The key here is that the owner charges a fee for playing. Essentially this means that the course is open to be played by anyone who can afford to pay the fee.

Courses also exist which are essentially a combination of the above two. Club members can play at any time. The public are allowed to play but usually only on specific days of the week, or times of day.

Municipal golf course are owned by the local government. They operate like public golf courses but the money paid for the green fees goes to the them as opposed to a private individual or company.

Some residential areas have their own golf course which is designed to be played by the local residents only. They tend to be run by the community itself and as such are not open to the public.

Finally there is the resort golf course. Resort golf courses are owned and operated by a holiday resort or a hotel chain for the pleasure of their guests. Play may not be restricted to resort guests however, and so you may find some resort courses are open to the public in return for a fee.