The new GeorgiaONmyLINE site features a searchable catalog of all online and distance education courses available at University System of Georgia institutions. Prospective students can use the site to apply for admission, register for courses and transfer credits between institutions.
Featured among the site’s 1,600 courses and 35 programs are eight new online graduate teaching programs piloted by Columbus State University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, North Georgia College & State University and Valdosta State University. Once these initial programs have been launched, the University System expects to solicit proposals for additional online degree programs suited to meeting areas of state need. In addition, existing collaborative online programs will be migrated to the new registration system to improve service to students and minimize back-office processing.
Creation of the GeorgiaONmyLINE site is part of a Board of Regents strategic initiative to enhance student participation in distance learning, thereby broadening access to the University System. The goal is to increase the percentage of semester credit hours generated by distance learning from 4 percent to 8 percent by 2012.
“This Web site will help us to achieve Goal Two of the Board of Regents’ new strategic plan — to create enrollment capacity to meet the needs of the 100,000 additional students expected to enroll at University System of Georgia institutions by 2020,” said Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. “One of the ways we are increasing our enrollment capacity is expanding and emphasizing our distance-education offerings.”
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