Community colleges see major distance learning growth

While distance -- primarily online -- education at higher ed institutions grew significantly between 2007 and 2008, it appears it grew even more at community colleges in particular. Between the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 academic years, distance education grew 22 percent at community colleges, compared with a 17 percent growth in all distance education between fall 2007 and fall 2008, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Experts say online classes -- especially those offered through community colleges -- appeal to people looking for work, who may be the victim of the recession and difficult job market. Not only do distance and online classes boost job seekers' skills, but they also offer the flexibility people are looking for when they're uncertain about whether they'll find a job in a week, a month, or a year.

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