Emory University and nine other colleges will soon allow students to take online courses offered by the schools and receive credit for their work. The consortium says it's the first example of top colleges offering online, for-credit courses to undergraduates not enrolled at their schools.
The University of Georgia's College of Education is launching a new online master's degree in reading education. The graduate program is the third at UGA where students can take classes entirely online.
Online courses have become more popular. Thousands of Georgia students now log on for college credits instead of walking into brick and mortar classrooms. But studies show that far more students drop out of online classes then their face to face counterparts. Some researchers at Kennesaw State University say getting on-line students to stay is an uphill battle.