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ERIC Number: EJ781480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Being Online
Hale, Sharon Joy Ng
Academe, v93 n6 p28-32 Nov-Dec 2007
Online education is particularly well suited to the needs of community college students. Although community colleges have lower per-unit fees than four-year colleges and universities, many community college students still experience economic hardship. Even with fee waivers, students may have problems finding the money for textbooks, transportation, or day care. Community college students also often have family responsibilities that tie them to their homes. Online learning helps ease some of these problems by eliminating the need for students to be physically present on campus and by providing a more flexible format for achieving educational goals. Emphasizing online learning raises a series of potential problems for community colleges, but it can also offer many benefits. The Yuba Community College District in California has taken the lead in offering an online educational program to students. As a result, their faculty union has established provisions in their contract that ensure that the rights and working conditions of online faculty are preserved. In this article, the author presents how the district is doing it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California