Public university students in Florida next year will be able to start working toward college degrees without actually going to college, under a law Governor Rick Scott signed on Monday in front of educators and business lobbyists, the Huffington Post reports. The state-run University of Florida plans to start a series of online bachelor’s degree programs next year, with $15 million start-up funds for 2014. Until now full-time online education has just been available to elementary and high schools in the state……Read More
A new agreement between the state of Indiana and a private online university will allow Indiana residents to use state scholarships to pay for tuition at the online-learning program. The arrangement is the first of its kind, but it could signal the beginning of a larger trend in higher education.
WGU Indiana is a new branch of Western Governors University, a private, nonprofit university designed for working adults trying to earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he considers WGU Indiana, established June 11 when Daniels signed an executive order, to be the eighth state university—although it is technically a private program and will not get state funding like other colleges.
Daniels said WGU Indiana will help adults earn degrees at their own pace and on their own schedule.…Read More