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ERIC Number: EJ814305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-12
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
A Texas Company Sees Online Learning as Growth Industry in Latin America
Campbell, Monica
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n3 pA27 Sep 2008
This article describes the growth of demand in online learning in Latin America and the expansion efforts made by Texas-based Whitney International to fill such niche. Whitney is a newcomer to a growing group of for-profit players that spot unmet demand for higher education in Latin America. Founded in 2005, it began its distance-learning courses only this year, after raising $36-million from investors for new ventures worldwide. Eventually Whitney aims to blanket Latin America through alliances with other small, mostly lower- to middle-tier private institutions, especially those offering associate and bachelor's degrees in high-demand areas like engineering, marketing, and business administration. By the end of this year, the company expects to enroll at least 40,000 students in distance-learning classes in Latin America. It hopes to double that number by the end of 2009.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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