Starpath, the site for online marine navigation and weather courses, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. When the site launched its first online course in 2001 it was basing its program on 20 years of classroom experience with more than 26,000 students, but still had a lot to learn about the internet format. Now Starpath has matched and in many ways surpassed what they could offer in the classroom.
Students get far more individual help from instructors in their online courses than they could ever get in the physical classroom. They can not only answer in depth questions with cross references to live material, but can more often than not refer to similar questions already answered in their 10 years of archived classroom discussion in six different courses.
Students are able to work at their own pace and on their own schedule. All of the courses are intended for beginners but include advanced topics for those who wish to pursue them. And they can offer online more content for less cost because students can choose to print documents themselves or use online versions. Ebooks of all texts are provided so students can start work immediately after signing up online as they wait for the printed materials to be mailed.
For more information about Starpath courses, go to www.starpath.com.