Educational Technology

July 29, 2015

Online learning gets push

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:31 am

By Aziza Musa, Arkansas Daily

Colleges and universities statewide are rebuilding or reinvigorating online offerings in preparation for the fall term. The revisiting of online programs is helping the higher-education institutions to compete in an already crowded field for nontraditional students — students who don’t come directly from high school or who started college but then stopped before graduating. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has allowed more than 120 distance education providers — both in-state and out-of-state institutions that have online offerings — to operate in the state, officials have said. “There has been a renewed emphasis on improving the college attainment rate, whether certificates or degrees, of adult Arkansans, and online education is an important component of that effort,” said Brett Powell, director of the state’s Department of Higher Education.

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