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N.C. Community Colleges Add SAS Online Education Product To Lineup

Posted October 25, 2006

— The North Carolina Community College system is adding online curriculum offered by software giant


as part of a pilot program.

SAS’ Curriculum Pathways for Higher Education includes a variety of content for Web-based education. Community college students can access it wherever they can use a computer that has an Internet connection. The program was developed by SAS inSchool, the education arm of Cary-based SAS.

All 58 community colleges will utilize the program.

"The SAS inSchool Curriculum Pathways for Higher Education resources are ideal for community colleges,” said Martin Lancaster, president of the Community College system, in a statement. “They are a good fit for developmental, basic skills and GED courses – areas that are a current focus for online course development and support,” he added. “Our curriculum instructors are excited about the ease of use and ability to quickly integrate Curriculum Pathways resources into online and hybrid courses."

A variety of educational institutions in 33 states use the SAS program.


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