John A. Logan College Attracts Distance-Education Students With Offbeat Courses

Like many other colleges and universities, John A. Logan College entered the growing field of distance education a few years ago. Instead of putting existing courses online, though, it has created a series of noncredit courses in unusual subjects, like the history of the Beatles.

John A. Logan offered its first online course three years ago, when Terry Crain, associate dean of student services, decided that he wanted to teach a continuing-education course on