Parents can either take the online or in-person version of Parents Forever™. Both versions of the class are thoughtfully designed to best meet the needs of parents going through a family transition like divorce or separation. Both versions are based on the same content and take a minimum of 4 hours to complete.
That being said, there are a number of other differences between the online and in-person versions. Depending on your personal situation and/or learning style, one of the versions may be best for you.
|Offered by||University of Minnesota Extension|
|Availability||Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week|
|Course length||Depends on user’s pace; minimum of 4.5 hours|
|Cost||$69.00 for the North Dakota version|
|Requirements||Reliable computer and internet connection; should be comfortable with online learning; requires 5th-8th grade reading level in English; see other technical requirements|
|Pros||Available to anyone, anywhere, with internet connection. Access to information controlled by user; can be completed quickly or slowly as needed. Consistent information presented every time. Ability to return to continue taking the course with internet ID and password.|
|Offered by||NDSU Extension Service|
|Availability||Varies by county Extension office|
|Course length||4 hours|
|Requirements||Paper and pen; all other materials are provided|
|Pros||Group interaction and learning opportunities. Connection to additional local agencies and resources. Teaching can be adjusted to individual participant's needs. Reduced fees possible.|