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State Committee Discusses Expansion Of Online Courses

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(Source: CBS)

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DAVIE (CBSMiami/AP) – More and more college students, both young and old, are turning to their computer to take classes online.

On Monday, the state’s the Board of Governors Strategic Planning Committee met Monday in Davie discussed ways to capitalize on expanded online courses at Florida’s public universities. They focused on four options.

The panel directed State University System staffers to do further research on combining two options. Those are collaboration among multiple universities and letting one school take the lead in developing online courses for the system.

The committee also plans to continue discussion of creating a new online university.

The fourth option is for each school to continue developing its own online programs.

State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan said Florida already is a major contributor to online learning but needs to organize its efforts to get a maximum return on that investment in the future.

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