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Credit Courses take upswing in continuing education

Tue, Apr 17,2012 @ 07:50 AM
by Suzanne Kart |

credit programmingCentral administrators in colleges and universities are beginning to turn to continuing education for answers for credit and degree programs.

“Continuing education is poised at the brink of a shift of mammoth proportion as the changing society makes unrelenting demands on the delivery of education to American workers,” says LERN’s Julie Coates.

That's why LERN has developed a  four-day Institute on the subject for 2012.

There are several factors driving this new shift:

  1. Turn-around time. Continuing education can create credit programs in as little as 3 months, while academic departments usually take 18 months.
  2. Marketing power. Continuing educators know how to market programs.
  3. Formats. Continuing education can more easily create a variety of formats, including accelerated and fast-track courses.
  4. Most 18 to 22-year-old students are now non-traditional students in terms of lifestyle and work. Continuing educators understand the needs of working students and how to respond
    to them.

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