Online Learning Update

August 27, 2010

As online learning classes grow in popularity, measuring their value evokes varied opinions

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

by Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News

Max Carrizo loved his online community college classes because his professors got to the point and never wandered off subject. Alina Hall took an online course and said she hated it because it lacked professorial support. Both recent graduates of Los Angeles Mission College represent a scholastic divide over the fastest growing segment of community college instruction: distance learning. “In an online class, I know what I have to read, and there aren’t any tangents, topics that have nothing to do with the subject,” said Carrizo, 23, of North Hills, who is transferring to California State University, Los Angeles, this fall with hopes of becoming a cop. “I’m trying to learn something.

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