Friday, December 2, 2011

Online learning's finest is here in central Illinois

Online learning and education is growing more and more every semester. Did you know one of the nation’s leaders in online education is the University of Illinois Springfield? One student says she wouldn't have been able to complete her degree without online classes.

Jamie Worthy is a non-traditional student, so a Monday-Friday class schedule at school wouldn't be an option. She's sought out one of the country's premier online curriculum's, the University of Illinois Springfield.

"This semester, almost two-thirds of our students are taking at least one online class. More than one-third of our credit hours are earned entirely online this fall term," said Ray Schroeder, UIS associate vice chancellor for online learning.

Online programs were featured in an December 1, 2011, CiLiving.TV broadcast on WCIA-TV.

Watch the story online