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Landscape architecture students as well as non-majors are finding some landscape architecture classes can be accessed with the click of a mouse.
By Lisa Speckhardt

Rob Colvin/

The advent of online college courses brought predictions that traditional college classes, with professors lecturing and students at desks taking notes, would go the way of the dinosaurs. While that radical change in the way college students are educated hasn’t yet come to pass, online college courses are now commonplace, and landscape architecture departments are jumping on the bandwagon (see “Distance Learning: Back to the Future,” Landscape Architecture, March 2001).

Why offer courses online? The obvious first answer is that they enable learning from a distance—online courses make it possible for students to take classes from their homes or offices, wherever they may be.

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