Wednesday, November 11, 2009

U. of Arkansas Celebrates Distance Learning Week

A number of colleges have joined in the “celebration” of distance learning week. And by example, they reflect the wide variety of programs. The U. of Arkansas, for example, has what it calls a Global Campus which provides classes to support degrees in elementary education and general business.

These classes, out of the U. of Arkansas Rogers campus, have doubled from fall 2008 to fall 2009 and are offered from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Health Professions and the Sam M. Walton College of Business. In all, 27 sections were offered this fall.

“We are delighted to see the steady increase in distance education offerings at the University of Arkansas,” said Sharon L. Gaber, provost of the university. “By expanding our distance education offerings, we are putting students first, especially those who have barriers to completing a degree such as geographical distance or personal obligations that prevent on-campus participation.”

The Global Campus also administers more than 125 online or print-based independent study courses. For more info visit,