Online learning is growing in popularity and acceptance as more people opt to take classes on a computer to obtain certification or a degree instead of attending a traditional college or university. WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber will discuss the advantages of online education and some of the courses available through WGU at the July Traveling City Hall. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the shelter house at Garvin Park.
WGU Indiana was launched in 2010 by former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels who viewed competency-based online learning as a key to the future of expanding access to higher education in the state. Today, more than 4,700 WGU Indiana students have completed a college degree, and more than 5,000 are currently enrolled in degree programs.
Traveling City Hall will begin with introductions and public services announcement by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, followed by a presentation on WGU Indiana. The first 20 people from the general public to register their attendance at the meeting will receive one free ticket to watch the Evansville Otters play the Normal CornBelters that night at Bosse Field. The tickets will be released at 6:15 p.m. The game starts at 6:35 p.m.
The next Traveling City Hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Library in Browning Room B, 200 SE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Representatives from the city’s Transportation and Services Department will discuss additional modifications made to select METS bus routes to enhance service and improve efficiency.