Online Learning Update

October 26, 2011

Online Learning Education Remains a Popular Option for Working Adults

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

By Catherine Groux, US News

Various reports have shown that online education is becoming increasingly popular on college campuses. For example, the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning indicates that about 5.6 million students took at least one web-based class in the fall 2009 semester. This marked a 21% increase from the previous year, compared to a 2% increase in overall higher education. While every student has his or her own reasons for engaging in distance learning, many decide to pursue online education because of the flexibility it allows them. According to a recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics, nontraditional students – or older individuals, those with full-time jobs and people who have children and spouses – are more likely to take web-based courses than other degree seekers.

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