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DISTANCE LEARNING OFFERINGS TO MILITARY HIGHLIGHTED IN CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Old Dominion University is highlighted in a story about distance learning offerings to military students in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education.

The article, "Be All You Can Be -- Online," looks at the military student population and the challenges universities face in trying to offer synchronous and asynchronous courses to these students, especially those deployed to war zones.

Old Dominion has been providing live, two-way audio and video M.B.A. classes to deployed Navy ships for nearly 10 years and is the only institution to offer such a program. In 2000, the university developed an asynchronous master's of engineering management degree via CD-ROM for U.S. Navy nuclear-qualified officers on submarines and aircraft carriers at sea and ashore.

"We do not have a large menu of asynchronous programs at the moment, but we're pedaling furiously to make more and more of that available," noted David Chase, director of military distance learning, in the article.

Read the full article online at http://www.odu.edu/webroot/orgs/IA/university_news.nsf/articles/07062006090922AM.

This article was posted on: July 6, 2006

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