**For Immediate Release**
21st Century Technology Meets Education with OPSU On-Line
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 06/28/06
by Scott Puryear
Goodwell, OK — Oklahoma Panhandle State University
enjoys a nationwide reputation for excellence within its
Computer Information Systems program and many graduates
have gone on to very successful careers in private business
as well as government work. OPSU’s relationship in
computer technology spans further than producing outstanding
graduates to work in that field.
The impact of the Internet on today’s
world is profound, and the relationship between education
and the Internet continues to evolve rapidly. OPSU is
responding to that ever-changing relationship and currently
offers over fifty full accredited online college courses
and several more are being developed.
Online college courses offer a number of benefits, especially
convenience. While the courses require as much as work
as traditional classes, students plan coursework around
their own schedule since classes do not meet regularly.
Online learners are still required to take examinations,
complete and turn in assignments by due dates, and may
have scheduled on-line meetings, but also enjoy the advantage
of setting their own schedule. Students who work at full-time
jobs or are unable to attend traditional classes for other
reasons now have an option to continue their education.
Potential online students have expressed concern in regard
to one-on-one communication with the instructor. E-mail,
message boards, and blogs are used to overcome that issue,
and no longer must a student wait for office hours to contact
To further explore the online opportunities
at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, perhaps the best
way to get started is, of course, the Internet. Go to
www.opsu.edu and choose “OPSU Online” under the “Students” button.
Those interested may also call Bobby Jenkins at 349-1376
or Jolie Dennis at 349-1370.
On-line learning at Oklahoma Panhandle
State University offers a special opportunity and promise
for students – especially
those who find it necessary to take non-traditional classes.