Online courses expand education in Montana

Missoulian | December 22, 2019

Online courses expand education in Montana
With the increasing popularity of dual enrollment in college courses for high schoolers, and the awareness that not all such courses are available equally across Montana, online offerings would seem an obvious solution. Students in both urban and rural areas may take online dual enrollment courses, which offer students the chance to earn college credit while still in high school. But those come with a set of challenges, some of which are unique to high schoolers. "If your first interaction with college coursework is an online course … it can sometimes create a bit of a shock for students, and in fact, it can produce an outcome that's not beneficial,” said Brock Tessman, deputy commissioner of academic, research and student affairs in the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE).

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Over the years, there has been a paradigm shift in the way learners learn. In the traditional mode of learning, learners did not have the flexibility to learn as per their convenience. However, with the advent of eLearning, learning has become more flexible and convenient. The current generation prefers learning on the go, and this is made easy with online learning.

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Over the years, there has been a paradigm shift in the way learners learn. In the traditional mode of learning, learners did not have the flexibility to learn as per their convenience. However, with the advent of eLearning, learning has become more flexible and convenient. The current generation prefers learning on the go, and this is made easy with online learning.