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February 2004 Issue

Online Classrooms
A guide to continuing education offerings on the web.
By James L. Sipes, ASLA

The number of jurisdictions adopting mandatory continuing education requirements to maintain licensing has increased rapidly over the past few years, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, landscape architects are seeking continuing education courses that help them maintain, improve, or expand existing skills and knowledge and develop new and relevant skills and knowledge.

A guide to continuing education offerings on the web. Campbell Laird/IMAGES.COM

Most continuing education courses fall into one of three basic categories: traditional (you sit in a classroom and interact face-to-face with an instructor), independent (you receive, usually via snail-mail, study courses on a CD or DVD), or web based (you either log on at a specific time to participate in a class or study independently online, working on an assignment at your leisure). This article focuses on the third category-web-based courses-since the vast majority of continuing education courses are currently being offered this way.

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