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How A Surge In 'Distance Learning' Is Forcing Maryland's Largest Online Public University To Adapt


More than a third of all Maryland undergraduates are enrolled in at least one online course. As the market shakes out, some Maryland colleges new to offering online courses are learning how to do it.  And an institution which for decades dominated distance learning globally, University of Maryland University College, is scrambling to hold on to students who now have many other options for distance learning. 

Sheilah talks with UMUC president Javier Miyares about how the university is looking to adapt to the new competition. And to get a picture of distance learning as a whole, we hear from Susan Biro, director of distance learning at Carroll Community College

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Jamyla Krempel is WYPR's digital content director and the executive producer of Wavelength: Baltimore's Public Radio Journey. She collaborates with reporters, program and podcast hosts to create content for WYPR’s online platforms.