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2/8/2011 1:24 pm

Online education has become increasingly popular in the last decade. Students are opting for the flexibility of at-home study in lieu of an on-campus experience. Colleges and universities everywhere are following suit, allowing their students to complete all or part of their degrees using distance learning. While online university trends are on the rise, some students may be wary of the credibility and cost of earning a degree online.

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2/4/2011 5:40 pm

With all truly life-changing endeavors, from losing weight to breaking a bad habit to going to school, having the support of your peers can make the difference between success and failure. Connecting with other students allows you to compare experiences, gain knowledge, and feel included in the university community. If you’re going to college online, you don’t have the luxury of meeting with classmates in person, but “online” doesn’t have to mean “isolated” from your fellow students. Today, there are many great ways to stay connected, feel a part of the school community, and get motivation and support from your peers.

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1/24/2011 9:18 am

Higher education has come a long way. From 3500 B.C., when wealthy families provided education for boys only, to the late 1980s when the first online university was launched. Consider the developments of culture and society during the Middle Ages or the basic computer systems that allowed for the first remote student-teacher interactions.

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1/13/2011 3:37 pm

Recently, Western Governors University was featured in the Los Angeles Times Personal Finance column by Kathy Kristof. The article focuses on the non-profit approach WGU takes to making higher education accessible, flexible, and affordable for students all over the country. WGU lets students like Orleatha Smith (featured in the article) have a full-time job, take care of family responsibilities, and go to school at the same time. The online university tailors education to the individual and allows students to work at an accelerated pace.

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