Lone Star College is creating an online campus to meet the needs of virtual learning

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While the risk of COVID-19 is declining, at least in the Houston area, the demand for online training is increasing.

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To meet the demands of virtual learning, Lone Star College has announced that it has launched eight official colleges that are 100% online. The campus, LSC-Online, is independently overseen by its CEO and Deputy Executive Rector, Seelpa Keshwala, Ph.D.

“We are excited about the launch of LSC-Online,” Dr. Keshwala said in a press release. “In addition to offering more than 30 online programs, this 8th College offers a full range of 100% online student support services such as counseling, tutoring, library services and 24/7 technical support, as well as outstanding teachers in online teaching and learning. . ”

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“The focus will be on offering classes for students who want to complete a program entirely online,” said Stephen C. Heed, MD, rector of LSC. “Currently, a small number of students complete their degrees fully online. We plan to offer a guaranteed schedule through this new college, which will allow them to earn their degrees in two years.”

Lone Star says more than half of the students enrolled in online courses in the fall semester of 2021 and 10% took other hybrid courses, while only about 30% were in face-to-face classes.

“Discussions about the online campus have been going on for the last decade,” Hid said. “Prior to COVID-19, Lon Star College was recognized for being the largest online student enrollment among community colleges across the country.”

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We were told that LSC-Online is just the beginning as they plan to expand the program’s offerings with its growth and expand the scope of its students outside the city and state.

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