Oregon Vice Provost Heralds Online Advances

Ask Carol Gering about her greatest successes as executive director of e-learning and distance education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and she’ll rattle off a half-dozen stories about students in seconds.

Among them, a woman from Jordan who wants to open a fashion business in the Middle East and is taking UAF online classes from across the globe. The hockey player recruited by the NHL who finished his degree online after his rookie season. The veteran who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in emergency management while working full time on a seasonal wildfire crew.

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