Utah's Western Governors University (WGU), a fully online institution, is giving scholarships for a new technology-rich masters program to 50 Utah teachers.

The state Board of Education has granted provisional approval to WGU's Master of Arts in Learning and Technology, a program that will focus on showing teachers how to use technology in their classrooms. The university acts as broker for online classes provided by existing schools.

The new masters program, requested by Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, is part of an effort to jump-start the virtual university, which has had a dismal enrollment since its launch

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