Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hawaii colleges see boom online - Kim Fassler, Advertiser

Between shuttling her two kids to school, working full time and sitting in rush-hour traffic to and from Pearl City, Kammie Wilson barely had time to think about going back to school, let alone spend hours in a classroom each day." They have classes all over the island, but I think it's good when you can be at home in your home clothes," said the 26-year-old receptionist and single mom.... With Island gas prices hovering at around $4.50 a gallon, more students are opting for online classes or hybrid classes that meet several times in person but mostly online, said Mike Fassiotto, director of the graduate program at Chaminade. Students ask, " 'Are you going to do it online? Because I just can't afford to drive anymore,' " he said.

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