Boise State sees increase in online students

Boise State has seen a 17 percent increase in online students over the last year. | File photo

Boise State University has had a 17 percent increase in students who take classes fully online over the last year, according to the Office of Institutional Research.

The 2015-2016 Snapshot from eCampus reported that 42 percent of students were taking at least one class online. That number was 32 percent three years ago.

Craig Laudicina, a psychology department adjunct, recently took part in the eCampus Teaching Online Seminar in preparation for teaching an abnormal psychology class online.

“The thing that struck me the most about this seminar was the fact that, while many of us are at different levels of expertise when it comes to teaching in class and online, we all had many of the same questions and reservations and difficulties,” he said. “Reading through the discussion board responses and knowing that I am not the only one out there with questions and concerns and that there is a camaraderie of people in the same place. That put me at ease about much of what is expected of me. Sometimes we become egocentric when we are stressed.”

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