Students Turn to the Computer for Their College Degrees

December 6, 2000

More and more students are turning to the computer rather than the campus to earn their college degree. Higher education has become increasingly available on the Internet, with courses from well-known universities and start-up-dot-coms. Many of the most prestigious universities — among them Stanford in California — see a new world of opportunity in cyberspace. While this may make a college education available to a wider range of students, others in academe are concerned that some Web degree programs — online colleges established only to make money — will jeopardize course curriculum for everyone. Listen as NPR’s Ina Jaffe reports for Morning Edition.

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