How A Surge In 'Distance Learning' Is Forcing Maryland's Largest Online Public University To Adapt

Aug 15, 2014

Javier Miyares, President of UMUC.
Credit UMUC

More than a third of all Maryland undergraduates are enrolled in at least one online course. As the market shakes out, some Maryland colleges new to offering online courses are learning how to do it.  And an institution which for decades dominated distance learning globally, University of Maryland University College, is scrambling to hold on to students who now have many other options for distance learning. 

Sheilah talks with UMUC president Javier Miyares about how the university is looking to adapt to the new competition. And to get a picture of distance learning as a whole, we hear from Susan Biro, director of distance learning at Carroll Community College