Overhaul in online class strategy has UGA falling behind peer universities
Richard LaFleur dedicated his career to online education. A recently retired University Latin professor, he began teaching distance courses by mail in 1973. Most of his students never set foot in Athens. They were brain surgeons, teachers, U.S. diplomats and members of the armed forces who were given an opportunity to go back to school — without going back to school. When the Internet came along, LaFleur said the opportunities to reach these students only grew.
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