UW System planning to expand its online learning platform targeting adults

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – The University of Wisconsin System is planning to expand its online education platform, especially for adult learners.

The program will target about 815,000 adults in Wisconsin who have some college credit experience, but no degree, according to the UW System. Leaders say adult learners prefer to earn their education through an online platform.

It also plans to communicate with employers to decide which career-ready programs to develop.

“We have an opportunity to better serve adult learners in Wisconsin, but we have to be more aggressive and focused to serve these potential students and employers,” said UW System President Tommy Thompson in a release.

The UW System is asking for about $15 million to help get the new program started.

It could begin in January next year, depending on how much funding the UW System gets.