Gas prices are up. Most sectors of the economy are down (see this WSJ bit) as a consequence. The exceptions? Apparently hybrid cars and online courses, according to this piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feeling the pinch, students are skipping the drive to campus and taking courses online. The net result: many schools are seeing enrollments in online courses increasing 25% over last year.
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