OK, here is a very interesting new DL school. Dr. Corey Olson is an English professor at Washington College, an old and distinguished liberal arts college in Maryland. He is a well-known authority of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and distributes podcasts as "The Tolkien Professor". He has been offering DL classes on fantasy and science fiction through the "Mythgard Institute", and is now trying to establish a non-profit degree-granting school, "Signum University". The plan is to get state approval from Delaware in 2013, and pursue regional accreditation in 2014. Recent classes have included: - Science Fiction - The Story of the Hobbit - Tolkien's World of Middle Earth - Elementary Latin - Modern Fantasy - The Arthur Story: History, Mystery, Myth Lectures are delivered live online, but are also available as recordings. There are live online class discussions. Tuition for a MA-level course (3 credits) is currently only $500. However, note that at this time any credits seem to be completely unaccredited, and the school currently has no degree-granting authority. So there is no guarantee that these credits can be used anywhere, although presumably they will be applicable towards a Signum degree if the school succeeds in gaining state approval or accreditation.