A few years ago, the Cherry Hill Community College (CHCC) created a program called the Cherry Hills Online (CHLO) to help students get access to online resources.
But the program’s launch came at a cost: The CHLO site has been suspended.
“CHLO has become an expensive and time-consuming process, especially for students who have not yet completed their degree requirements,” according to a notice on the CHLO website.
“Because of the complexity of the online learning process, CHLO is no longer being used by students.”
A number of students who enrolled in the program found that their online credentials were still available through other sites.
According to the CHHCOC website, CHLOs credentials were not available through many of the sites that have since shut down.
And a number of the schools that offer CHLO had their credentials inaccessible through their sites, as well.
CHLO also didn’t make it easy to find courses, and some of the courses on the site have not been updated to meet new standards, according to the school.
“We have been trying to reach out to the colleges and organizations that hosted CHLO to make sure that they were aware of the changes that have been made,” CHHCO said in a statement.
“They have not responded to our email.
We appreciate that we can offer this resource, but we do not want to create a situation where students who are enrolled are unable to access it.”
A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said that the agency is reviewing CHLO’s case and will provide a response in the next few days.
In response to the shutdown, CHHCOS administrator Dan Stosberg told The Washington Post that CHLO was one of a handful of online courses that were available on the website.
But he said that many of those online courses were “outdated and inaccessible.”
The U.K.’s National Union of Students also expressed frustration with the closure of CHLO.
“The closure of a national university program is a huge blow to the UK’s reputation in the world of higher education,” NUS spokesperson Kate Allen told The Guardian.
“For many students who were once enrolled in CHLO, their credentials were lost as a result of the closure.”
CHLO launched in 2011, and the U-K.’, which was founded in 1865, is the first university in the country to offer online programs.
“It’s a great service for students, and we are very glad to have CHLO available,” said Peter Wilson, a U-k-ing student.
“But it was really frustrating to see the closure, especially when you’re a student from the UK.
And we say, you can pay for the course, and then if you want to access other courses you have to go to a different site.””
Some people would say, ‘Why do we have to pay for it?’
And we say, you can pay for the course, and then if you want to access other courses you have to go to a different site.”