Online Learning Update

September 29, 2010

Congress questions if service members are served by online learning classes

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Charley Keyes, CNN

From bases in Afghanistan and Iraq to hundreds of military installations around the United States, members of the U.S. military are spending off-duty hours hitting the books, booting-up their laptops and sitting in college classrooms. Members of House panel, however, asked Wednesday if the courses are worth the $580 million a year of taxpayer money that pays for them and whether they deliver what is promised. “It is an issue that has flared up in recent years. It is not going away,” said Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Arkansas. Snyder chairs the House Armed Services Committee’s Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, which is looking at how for-profit and online colleges, as well as traditional non-profit colleges, are serving members of the military.

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