Online Learning Update

January 26, 2012

Purdue distance learning looks to grow, remain competitive

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

By ERIK HARTMAN, Purdue Exponent

A sluggish economy has been a major factor in leading to Purdue’s growth and expansion in the area of online education. The University’s distance learning department is where potential students, students and graduates can go to take online courses and earn credits towards degrees. According to department officials, the demand for more course and degree programs is steadily on the rise. This demand has prompted the distance learning program to keep a constant lookout for ways to grow and improve in order to remain a top option for current and potential students. Mickey Latour, associate dean of distance learning, contributes the increased interest in online courses partially to the poor economy that the United States has faced in recent years.

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