eArmyU Improves Education Access for Soldiers: BUT HBCUs MAY BE MISSING OUT DUE TO DISTANCE LEARNING INCAPACITY
Brotherton, Phaedra, Black Issues in Higher Education
The Army's venture into distance learning -- dubbed eArmyU -- is proving to be a big success with more than 12,000 soldiers enrolled since it began a year ago. Enlisted soldiers, particularly soldiers of color, have been lining up for the program that offers the soldiers a laptop, Internet access and free tuition to 23 participating colleges and universities. The three participating bases offering the program -- Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Campbell, Ky., and Fort Hood, Texas -- have waiting lists.
The eArmyU program began in January 2001, and expects to offer online courses to 80,000 soldiers over the next five years. Two additional Army installations in Fort Carson, Colo., and Fort …
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Publication information: Article title: eArmyU Improves Education Access for Soldiers: BUT HBCUs MAY BE MISSING OUT DUE TO DISTANCE LEARNING INCAPACITY. Contributors: Brotherton, Phaedra - Author. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 19. Issue: 1 Publication date: February 1, 2002. Page number: 32. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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