You have to clear more obstacles to approve an online class at West Los Angeles College than you would in the 400-meter hurdle. Yet in setting a high bar for computer-based courses, the community college has outdistanced the competition in online student participation, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. Nearly 38 percent of the school's 12,000 students took an online computer course in the fall—triple the number in any other Los Angeles community college. "We have degrees that we fully offer online," said Eric Ichon, the school's dean of distance learning and instructional technology. "We're constantly working to improve our...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i