I am the director of a state vocational rehabilitation agency. I am continually looking for non-traditional methods for people to go to college. Often campuses are not truly accessible and instructors are simply unwillling or unable to work with students with disabilities. Addtionally many people with disabilities simply cannot move because their primary suppports are in thier home community. As a result, I frequently look for manuals that provide quality information about distance education programs. I have historically relied on the guides written by John Bear and Marie Thorson. They are easy to use, provide detailed information and help me to evaluate programs. However I am always willing to consider different materials. This past week I purchased Peterson's 2003 Guide to Distance Programs. What a horrible disappointment. It is hard to use. Many of the schools listed do not offer coursework that lead to degrees, and many distance programs that are regionally accredited, or many specifc degrees are simply left out. Although it appears it would have more information (it is a massive book), it simply is not a helpful book and I would certainly not recommend spending the $27.00 required. I am going back to the old standards. Thank you John Bear and Marie Thorson!