SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The number of online continuing education courses offered by UC San Diego increased by 83 percent last year, the university announced Wednesday.
During the 2009-10 school year, online courses offered through UCSD Extension served a record 11,738 enrollees in 791 courses, up from 432 classes the previous year.
Elizabeth Meyer, director of online learning for UCSD Extension, said online courses are being looked at more favorably than in the past.
"The lingering attitude that online education lacks the rigor of traditional face-to-face classroom instruction is changing," Meyer said.
Overall enrollment at UCSD Extension was up two percent last year, serving 55,598 enrollees, according to the university.
Active Valor, the combat veteran non-profit organization in San Diego, will host its fifth Valor Adventures of the year in Bonsall on Sunday at Rawhide Ranch.
A 48-year-old woman was struck by a car and fatally injured Friday night near San Diego State University.
Mexico's national soccer team on Friday night won its game against Chile at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium in Mission Valley.
A weak ridge of high pressure brought a break in the wet weather to San Diego under partly to mostly sunny skies on Friday. Onshore flow and a deepening marine layer will bring low clouds back into the forecast, west of the mountains, Friday night through Saturday morning.
In an effort to rally voters, Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday returned to San Diego for the first time since announcing another bid for the White House and held a rally at the Waterfront Park.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.
A convicted sex offender's potential release from a state hospital and subsequent placement in Jacumba Hot Springs drew a substantial crowd to a downtown San Diego courtroom on Friday, which included the inmate's victims and others opposing his placement in eastern San Diego County.