Online college courses, while extolled for their convenience, accessibility, and low cost, demand more of students who go the nontraditional route, according to findings in a recently released study.

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Six in 10 community college students who responded to a survey conducted by the nonprofit Public Agenda said web-based classes require more discipline than simply attending an in-person class. One in 10 said web-based classes require less discipline than in-person classes.

That's reflected in the 38 percent of student...

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