Bears Guide to Earning Degrees Non-Traditionally

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by markags, Jun 5, 2001.

  1. markags

    markags New Member

    Bears published a guide something like "Earning degrees non-traditionally", which I have ordered from Barnes and Noble,
    and continue to wait for it after 2 months.

    Does anyone know of an alternative book that would assist me to use university credits and also 20 years work experience in programming and in information systems for banking payment systems, and consulting
    in payments systems to achieve the bulk of a degree in Banking, ECommerce or payments systems.

    Mark Shuttleworth
  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    If I may be so bold....

    It sounds like you need to combine existing credits with life experience credits assessed via portfolio. I highly recommend you look at (Thomas Edison State College). Many people have done just what you're contemplating in earning their degrees. You don't need a book (although Bears' guide is a wonderful resource for understanding all that is nontraditional in higher education). You need a solution. Good luck.

    Rich Douglas
  3. bgossett

    bgossett New Member

    Have you considered cancelling the order with B&N and ordering from Amazon or even directly through the publisher, Ten Speed Press ?

    Excelsior College, , is one of the schools frequently recommended for people seeking a flexible IS degree. They also have programs in business. Two other schools where you might make extensive use of your experiential learning by acquiring portfolio credit are Thomas Edison State College at and Charter Oak State College, .

    Bill Gossett
  4. Cancel that B&N order and order the latest Bears' Guide --

    Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning, published November 2000
    or perhaps
    Bears' Guide to the Best Computer Degrees by Distance Learning, published March 2001

    What level of degree are you looking for? Excelsior College -- -- would be one option for you to investigate; they offer both undergraduate and master's degrees in business and technology.

    Kristin Evenson Hirst

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