Friday, September 4, 2009
Tarrant County College sees record numbers of “distance learners”
That means they can take classes online.
A record number of students will take classes at Tarrant County College this fall without ever stepping foot on a campus. Instead, these students are part of a growing population who prefer to take courses on their own time and from their own home, office, car, or virtually anywhere via distance learning.
Since last fall, TCC’s Distance Learning program, including online and instructional TV courses, has seen nearly a 20% increase in students with 10,734 students registered.
Nearly 300 faculty members are trained to teach online courses, and students can choose from more than 600 course sections. “The demand for online courses and other types of distance learning has increased steadily,” said Director Kevin Eason. “The students’ desire for convenience and flexibility, especially in today’s economy, has also led to increased flexibility among faculty, who receive specialized training to teach both in the classroom and online.”
Source: Tarrant County College
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