New online, low-cost GenEd classes at University of Akron blend online, experiential learning.

online-akronMore than 620 students at the University of Akron (UA) have signed up to take at least one of its new online, discounted GenEd Core classes. The classes involve a blend of online, classroom and experiential learning.

UA designed the program to increase college affordability and help reverse a trend of declining enrollment, which fell to 25,865 last fall. It also was seen as a way to compete with community colleges for students.

“The initial goal was 500 and we topped...

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