Monday, July 28, 2008

Gas prices drive students to online classes - DIANE D'AMICO, Press of Atlantic City

Lauren Nicholl would love to be taking her anatomy and physiology course online. But it's a lab course, so she's been making the trip from home in Ocean City to Atlantic Cape Community College's Mays Landing campus four days a week this summer."I am carpooling for the first time," she said, acknowledging the impact $4-per-gallon gas is having on her wallet.
The popularity of online college courses has been increasing steadily over the past decade. But colleges have noticed a spike this summer, and say gas prices may be enticing more students to study from home.

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