Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gas prices have more students opting for online instruction - Genevieve Marshall, the Morning Call

Ana Jimenez of Bangor decided last semester to continue her nursing studies online. 'I save on gas and don't have to leave home. I have a full-time job,' she said. (Jane Therese, Allentown Morning Call / July 9, 2008) Ana Jimenez never considered taking online classes toward her degree in nursing. She was nervous about that lack of face time with professors. But she's over her fear, now that gasoline costs $4 a gallon. Jimenez of Bangor enrolled in two online courses last semester and another one this summer at Northampton Community College. Her only courses this fall will be online, cutting by half the $100 weekly gas bill she racks up commuting to her job in Easton and to classes at NCC's Bethlehem Township campus.

(thanks to Kelvin Bently)

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