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ASU Seeing Big Rise in Students on Computers

JONESBORO, AR - Many people get their news when they want it on personal computers, and Arkansas State University has found that trend reflected in college courses, too.

More and more ASU students living in dormitories on the campus are signing up for courses they can take at their leisure, instead of having to leave the dorm to get to class at a certain time.  The same is true of students living at a distance from the campus who might have commuted to the school for courses in previous years.  As Kathryn Jones, director of institutional research for ASU, put it, "Our instructional delivery is changing."

During the 2006-07 school year, 1,780 students were enrolled in some type of on-line instruction.  By 2008 the number of students enrolled in Web and Web-assisted courses had increased to 2,683 students.  Jones said that's an increase of 903 students, a 50 percent increase in one year.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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