UK expands classes offered online

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Article from Bowling Green Daily News:

Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:07 pm | Updated: 6:18 pm, Sat May 19, 2012.

The University of Kentucky is offering more online classes for students this summer in an effort to help them graduate in four years.

More than 3,000 students are already signed up for the 70 classes that will be offered.

“The main reason to do this is to help students make progress toward degrees,” Arts and Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh told the Lexington Herald Leader (http://bit.ly/IBOnsY). “The whole nation has challenges with continuing in school and graduating on time. This way they can go home, live with families, do a job and take key courses that will help them move along.

“They’re paying less for their degree, and it clears up space to admit more freshmen with less five- and six-year students.”

The move is a follow up to a successful experiment in 2010, when UK tried its first large-scale attempt at online education. Professors in the College of Arts and Sciences offe………..

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