Educational Technology

December 6, 2012

UW finds creative way to get workers back to class

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:29 am

by Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

The new, flexible online program coming next fall should boost educational attainment in the state. It may be a first in the nation: Come next fall, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the two-year UW Colleges will offer a 100% competency-based online degree program for working adults. We think it could be a watershed moment in higher education for the state and a model for others to follow. At a time when the importance of postsecondary education has never been greater, the UW System plan announced last week offers the promise of a college degree to thousands of Wisconsin residents who haven’t been able to fit higher education into their busy lives.

Perhaps even Gov. Scott Walker.

Walker, who dropped out of Marquette University, told the Journal Sentinel’s Karen Herzog he might finish his degree using the Flexible Option degree program, provided an economics program is offered.

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