Online Learning Update

June 26, 2010

Christian colleges flourish in distance learning environment

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Steve Kolowich, Insider Higher Ed

“Given the relatively strong religious character of much of the U.S. population, and an ever more crowded online market, the schools that that are faith-based in some strong sense” have an advantage over others, the majority of whom have built “more generic programs that don’t have any strong affiliation with a demographic group or belief system,” says Richard Garrett, an online learning analyst for the consulting group Eduventures. Investing heavily in online has already allowed some institutions to enroll many more students than they ever could have hoped to at a physical campus.

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