NKU offers virtual learning

Trying to juggle class, a job and a social life can be difficult. But with modern technology, students have more options for completing their degrees. Northern Kentucky University offers alternative to traditional classes with a variety of online courses and degrees.

One option is taking a web-based class, which are done via Blackboard at NKU. Professors can post video or audio lectures, assignments or other documents relevant to the class on the site. There is also a message board in which professors and students can “chat” substituting traditional classroom discussions.

Gail Wells, vice president of academic affairs and provost, said all of the online programs NKU offers are popular, but the organizational leadership program is the most popular. In fact, the students enrolled in the online master of education program number more than the students enrolled in traditional classes, Wells said.

Wells said work schedules sometimes make it difficult for students to be on campus. “The online classes are much better for those students who