Education: Going Back To Class Online

Baby boomers and seniors are the next wave of pupils for classes offered over the Internet

In early 1998, after she lost her husband of 38 years to leukemia, Brenda Andradzki Elliott found a way to start a new life. She went online and began making friends and learning. Elliott, now 58, would plug in at 3 a.m., when she couldn't sleep, and take an online course in a subject that had interested her for some time, navigating the Web.

"Older people sometimes think, 'What am I doing trying to learn something new at this age?'" Elliott says. "But I was looking to keep my mind active, and I liked the companionship of others in the class."...

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