Sunday, 24 November 2013

Flexible online courses popular amongst athletes but require self-motivation

by the Daily Nebraskan

The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors asked late last month for an examination of online courses and how much student athletes should rely on them – but University of Nebraska Athletic Department officials say the matter isn’t an issue here. Although athletes enrolling in online courses has become a trend across the country in recent years, senior associate athletic director Dennis Leblanc said the percentage of University of Nebraska–Lincoln student athletes enrolling in online courses isn’t significantly greater than the percentage of non-athlete students, he said.

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