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MEPP: A Case Study in Online Education

In May 2001, the first cohort of 22 students graduated from the Masters of Engineering in Professional Practice (MEPP) program at the University of Wisconsin (UW) at Madison. These students had just completed two years of study (a total of 10 courses) primarily in an Web-based online environment, except for only two on-campus sessions that each lasted less than a week. According to the graduates, this learning experience was highly rewarding and contributed to significant professional development. Not only does the program allow students to complete a graduate degree in a more convenient manner than traditional on-campus classes, but it also provides a very high quality outcome. This case study examines why the MEPP program has been successful and why other online programs have not.

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