A Virtual Degree

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Online colleges have clubs, football teams, and even fraternities (sort of). Now one school apparently has a special online graduation, too. According to a piece in Business Wire:

Strayer University, a leading adult higher education institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, today launched its online commencement ceremony for the Class of 2010. The virtual commencement includes a keynote address by Football Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs, as well as social networking features that give online students a way to share their accomplishments with friends and family.

Strayer University, a for-profit college with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, enrolls some 54,000 students, many of them online.

“Attend” the graduation “ceremony” “at” the “college” here. It’s very interesting. While Strayer’s president wears traditional academic robes, the keynote speaker sports an informal short-sleeved shirt. He appears to be delivering his speech from a garage. [Image via]

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer