The obvious appeal — taking a required math class in your pajamas — is trumped only by the fact that almost any class, from Chinese to oceanography, is available upon request.
ARAAccording to a 2010 report by the Sloan Consortium, more than one in four college students now take a course online.
Often a college shapes the town it’s housed in.
A lot has changed in the 12 years that Montana State University Billings has offered classes online.
Hayley Southworth, 23, jokes with her husband about coming to Billings for graduation when she finishes her master’s degree next fall at Montana State University Billings.
While teaching one Montana State University Billings online class, professor Susan Balter-Reitz stumbled onto an irony of the digital age.
William Eggers is ecstatic about the quality of students taking his Federal Indian Law class through Montana State University Bozeman — even though he hasn’t met any of them face to face.
One common denominator of face-to-face and online classes is the potential for cheating and plagiarism.
Online classes can be taken completely over the Internet from anywhere a student with a computer can get a connection.