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Online Courses Increasing in Enrollment

From the Fall semester of 2009 to the Fall semester of 2010, students have chosen to enroll in online courses with increasing regularity. Community colleges have noted a significant increase in their online course enrollment and have incorporated cost effect online degree programs to meet the demands. According to an article on Inside Higher Ed, online courses and degree programs are meeting students' needs for a more flexible education option.


According to this article, students are choosing online courses, but many students do not complete their online courses when compared to the completion rates of traditional courses. Another trend gaining popularity is the hybrid course. This allows students to couple online coursework with in class time. Hybrid courses have shown to be affective means of blending the best of online and traditional pedagogies. As the popularity of online courses continues, many community colleges will need to channel more resources to keep up with the increasing demand.

You can read more at Inside Higher Ed.





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