Online Learning Update

July 26, 2012

Back to school: For many parents, it’s juggling online learning classes and raising kids

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

by Erin Kourkounis, PNJ

At one time, it might have been unheard of to go back to college after having children. But parents who have gone back to school after they’ve started a family say it’s doable, especially with the ever-expanding menu of online and hybrid classes colleges offer. And, they say, it’s totally worth it. Pensacola State and the University of West Florida offer hundreds of online and hybrid courses and some degrees and certificate programs fully online. Vance Burgess, director of distance and continuing education at UWF, said a lot of nontraditional students, many who are probably parents, are drawn to online learning. “In Florida, there’s over 2 million people who have some college and no degree,” he said. “A lot of those are married and/or have kids. Lots of those people are the ones coming back, either to get a raise at their job or to get a more lucrative job.”

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