Educational Technology

November 23, 2014

The average undergrad getting an online degree is older

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

by MARLENE HABIB, The Globe and Mail

As Jason Nixon watches his twin seven-year-olds kick their way through karate class, the dad, husband, politician and champion for the homeless can often be seen booting up his computer – to work toward earning his bachelor of commerce degree through Alberta’s Athabasca University. At 34, Mr. Nixon possesses many of the traits of the typical Canadian taking an undergrad program online – he’s older than the average early-20s student attending university in person, has been working for years, and has a growing family.

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