Monday, July 14, 2008

More online courses cut students' commuter costs - MARK HARPER, Daytona Beach News-Journal

Daytona State College is doubling the number of online courses they will offer this fall. Officials there are also working on other ways to help students limit their trips to campus.... Ray Schroeder, who directs technology-enhanced learning at the University of Illinois-Springfield and edits the blog Educational Technology, said this: "All over the country, prospective students are contacting colleges and universities and asking for online and noting the cost of gasoline as a reason." While working with the University of Southern Maine as a visiting scholar, he helped calculate the cost of commuting. By adding in other real-life expenses, such as child care and parking, Schroeder helped determine that the drive to school cost more than the actual tuition.

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