Colleges Strive to Meet Demand for Online Studies Lake County News


“We have 15 campuses in Indiana and Kentucky. It used to be the only way to really grow, it was by looking at new geography. “

While many online students are from Indiana, the flexibility makes Indiana Tech a better option for them, she said.

In January 2015, they plan to add online courses that high school students can take to earn college credit.

“It saves them a lot of money, because it’s a reduced rate and it fits their schedule. If they take a full course load in high school, in addition to athletics or a part-time job, being able to do it online helps them do that.

Indiana Tech’s online courses are offered in an accelerated model where each course is five weeks for undergraduates or six weeks for graduate students so they can start them any time of the year.

They do not have to wait for the start of traditional semesters.

Angela Velez-Solic, associate director and clinical assistant professor of education at the Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Teaching & Learning at Indiana University Northwest, said the IUN administration wanted more online courses and added fully online study programs.

“Right now they’re saying let’s get as many courses online as possible and train as many teachers as possible. This is how we approach this need where students tell us they want more online courses.


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