Online Learning Update

January 31, 2011

Online learning a growing trend

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By DANIEL P. BADER, Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch

Last fall, 5.6 million college students nationwide took at least one class online, according to the Sloan Consortium, a nonprofit organization that seeks to integrate online education into mainstream education. And it’s growing. Sloan reports that online enrollment grew more than 20 percent in 2009. “Today, as of (the fall semester), 35 to 38 percent of our entire student body take one online course per semester,” said Linda Lamb, associate dean of continuing education at HCCC. “The national average is about 30 percent, so we’re on the high end of that.” There are 18 associate degrees and three certificates available to student who never set foot on campus.

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