Thursday, October 15, 2015

Texas options for online learning abound - Heather Betancourth, Houston Chronicle

Colleges across Texas have made it easier to attend class online than ever before. Not only is online learning flexible and convenient, but students actually are preferring it. San Jacinto College started a basic online learning program in 1998. During that time when the Internet was starting to emerge as a new technology, the program mainly offered VHS tape checkout. Today, students can do everything on the web: registering for classes, paying tuition and ordering books. The also can use the web to attend class, meet with professors and chat with peers. "People say students aren't successful with online learning, but we've found that they are very excited about those classes," said Niki Whiteside, vice president of educational technology services at San Jacinto College.

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