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On-Line Learning Could Get a Boost

On-Line Learning Could Get a Boost

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A new state law is designed to make it easier to get college credits online.

The law will allow the Illinois Board of Higher Education to make agreements with other states to make sure that the credits earned through Illinois schools or institutions in other states are recognized by more schools. Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s seen how many students there are around the world that have benefitted from attending schools like the University of Illinois, either in an online or traditional capacity.

“I think many people know that when you want to learn and learn well, go to the University of Illinois. However, if you want to come in-person, that’s great, if it has to be online, so be it,” Quinn said.

The governor’s office says distance learning is becoming more popular with Illinois students, with nearly one in every ten community college students taking at least one online course each year.

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