Tuesday, July 15, 2008

High Gas Prices Driving Students To Online Classes - Tom Banse, OBP

Some commuter schools are reporting remarkable enrollment spikes for their online course offerings. At Mount Hood and Lower Columbia community colleges, the number of students taking classes over the Internet has doubled in one year. Tacoma and Centralia community colleges are up 70 percent this summer over last. Cable Green directs eLearning for the community and technical college system in Washington State. He says rising gas prices are one plausible explanation.

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