Online Courses For Struggling Students

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A recent op-ed at USAToday.com highlights the need to help underprivileged, low-income, and minority students at colleges and universities. It nicely contrasts the interest of many of those institutions in keeping their athletes eligible with their efforts to help other members of their student body, who perhaps are not athletes but nevertheless have many of the same needs.  Florida State and Middlebury College are identified as having solid programs for helping a broad range of students. These types of programs are ripe for technological improvement. Not only do online courses and supplementary materials have a clear benefit in their ability to reach all students, but they also provide students, faculty, and administration with the necessary data to closely monitor the progress and success of an imperiled group.

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