Online learning courses grow in popularity, provide flexibility

by ALEXANDER GONZALEZ, Miami Hurricane

Part-time student Jennifer Leal can maintain her full-time job in Kendall because of the online program through UM’s Bachelor of General Studies degree. “If it wasn’t for this program and the flexibility of online classes, I don’t think I would be in school, especially one like UM,” she said. The Division of Continuing Studies and International Education (DCIE) administers 11 online courses that fulfill the university’s general requirements. Currently 90 students are enrolled in online classes through DCIE, according to Craig Wilson, the executive director for the Online College Program. UM began offering online courses two years ago, originally intended only for students in the BGS program. However, according to Wilson, the courses officially became open to the general student body last summer.

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