Call it the next wave in online learning: The Colorado State University System is launching internet courses based on the needs of employers and employees, going head to head with private, job-oriented colleges that tailor their degree programs to the business and professional worlds, the Rocky Mountain News reports. "There’s a whole host of people out there who can’t get to a campus," said Richard Schweigert, CEO of the CSU-Global Campus. "All of our degree programs will be market driven. We ask the customers what they want to see. We think we’re blazing the trail here as far as large public universities in the western United States." CSU has long offered online learning degree programs through its continuing education program, as most large colleges and universities do. But those programs mirror ones already offered on CSU’s physical campuses in Fort Collins and Pueblo, Colo. The CSU-Global Campus is carving a new niche as it aims to attract an audience in search of professional development opportunities. Already, it has forged relationships with state agencies, such as the Department of Corrections and the Colorado Department of Transportation, to offer courses relating directly to them…

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