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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Students 'flocking to e-learning'

Virtual College reports, "A university has revealed that there has been a significant upturn in the number of students taking up e-learning courses."

Melbourne University in Australia has announced the number of enrolments on its online courses is now higher than the amount of people signing up to campus-based education, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Photo: Sydney Morning Herald

It noted there are in excess of 52,000 subscribers to the institution's web courses, which are due to get underway next year, compared to the 47,561 individuals that MyUniversity quotes as studying in more traditional methods. Such figures emphasise the significant swing there has been towards e-learning in recent times.

The macro-economics online tutorial is the most popular offering, with more than 12,000 signed up to complete this. There are plenty of other subjects available, including animal behaviour, climate change and exercise physiology.

Source: Virtual College