Florida may become the first state in the nation to open an all-online public university, TBO.com reported. Nicknamed “Online U,” it would be the state’s 13th university and is one option under consideration by the state’s Board of Governors.
Christian Lemus, a college student who has taken two courses online at SPC, is quoted in the article. While enthusiastic about one-stop shopping for online offerings statewide, he did not approve of an all-online university. “I absolutely would not do that,” Lemus said in the article. “You need a sense of belonging and a support group. I would need guidance and a place that sees me as an individual, not as an account.”