Friday, August 29, 2008

Students logging on to save up: As fuel prices rise, many opt for online learning - Rebekah Allen, Pensacola News Journal

Cantonment resident Marc Churchwell lives about 15 miles from Pensacola Junior College. And that 30-mile round trip could add up — especially given today's gas prices. When Churchwell, 51, retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004, he was determined to get a degree that would allow him to teach young children and children with special needs. And he did it without ever setting foot in a classroom. Churchwell has been part of a boom in demand for online classes, which provide scheduling flexibility and in some cases, easier communication with professors.

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