Community college explores new online education systemSt. Clair County Community College recently announced that 19 percent of students who enrolled in the winter semester took online classes.

The school features more than 60 online credit courses, which can offer students flexibility with regards to their family and work engagements.

Officials told the news source that the web-based environment offers discussion boards, faculty notes and presentations as well as links to other locations online to help students learn.

Furthermore, the school is currently in the process of implementing a new online education system that was developed by the school’s faculty and expected to be more user-friendly. It will offer an enhanced audio(comma) and video features and more opportunities for collaborative work between students and instructors.

Officials added that students have the option of attending tutoring sessions, academic advising and job search assistance online or on campus.

According to the 2010 Sloan Survey Learning, nearly 5.6 million students were enrolled in at least one web-based course in the fall 2009 semester.

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