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UT To Expand Online Learning Pilot Program

UT To Expand Online Learning Pilot Program

CREATED May 22, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee is getting additional state funding to expand an online learning pilot program.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported UT, in conjunction with the Tennessee Board of Regents, will get $1 million to expand the initiative, which uses technology developed for massive open online courses.

So far, UT is using the software only for courses it offers to students, but has seen success with it.

Four courses were offered this year: two English classes at UT-Chattanooga, a music appreciation class at UT-Martin and a college algebra class at the Knoxville campus.

A British Literature class is being offered next year at UT-Martin and UT-Chattanooga will offer a class in teacher education.

The school also plans to test how many students can take a class at one time.

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