Students click with online education

Economic conditions are forcing people to change their ways of life, and the situation is no different for college students.

Several Ozarks colleges are reporting dramatic increases in their online enrollment for the fall 2008 semester, and they all point to the same three factors: convenience, economic problems and high gas prices.

The most dramatic increase is at Ozarks Technical Community College, where 1,332 students are enrolled solely in online courses, up 52 percent from fall 2007. And that number doesn’t factor in students who combine online courses with courses on campus, according to Randy Humphrey, OTC’s vice president for academic affairs. Read full story. (Springfield Business Journal)

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