SWOSU-Sayre Adds Distance Learning Night Class to Spring Schedule


Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre will offer U.S. History in an interactive video format at nights during the upcoming 2009 spring semester. 

U.S. History will meet at the Sayre campus Thursday nights at 6 p.m., according to SWOSU-Sayre instructor Landry Brewer, but students who can not make it to Sayre can take the class in surrounding cities at facilities with the technological capability to receive the course.

Classes like U.S. History are broadcast live from the SWOSU-Sayre campus and sent to several western Oklahoma cities.  Students sit in classrooms at those sites and interact with the instructor at Sayre who is on camera. 

 “It’s live, televised college instruction, and students don’t have to leave town for it,” said Brewer.

Interactive video classes are a popular option for many western Oklahoma high school students who want to earn college credit before graduating.  About 100 high school students took SWOSU-Sayre classes during the fall semester.

Brewer reminds area students and parents that high school seniors with a minimum ACT score may take SWOSU-Sayre courses, including night classes, without paying tuition.

For enrollment information, contact the SWOSU-Sayre Registrar’s Office at 580.928.5533. The spring semester begins January 8.