Educational Technology

April 25, 2013

Expansion proposed for virtual education in Florida

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by Jennifer Sans, Florida International University Student Media

Students and professors are showing apprehension toward rapidly expanding virtual education. The House of Representatives is pushing a proposal for one state university to be Florida’s “preeminent research institution” that will establish a “fully online arm,” according to The Miami Herald. The University has an online education branch that allows students to take courses and receive full degrees in select areas of study. Students and professors question, however, the expansion of academic programs such as FIU Online. “Students need to be really self motivated in order to succeed in online courses,” said Patricia Bishop, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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