Presidential candidate says he would teach online course from the White House

Students could find themselves being taught directly be the President of the United States if Republican nominee Newt Gingrich is elected into office next year, according to MSNBC.

A former professor of modern history, Gingrich taught at West Georgia College, which is now the University of West Georgia. He earned his doctorate at Tulane University and told reporters recently that if elected, he plans on teaching a free online course about his political policies to educate voters.

"I think I will probably teach a course when I'm president," Gingrich said during a speech at Saint Anselm College's New Hampshire Institute of Politics, as quoted by the news outlet. "The idea would be, why wouldn't you want a president in the age of social media to methodically in an organized way share with you what they're going to accomplish so that those people who really won't understand it can understand it?"

Although Gingrich's plans for his online course remains uncertain, online education is more popular than ever among college students filling out college applications. According to data from the Legislative Analyst's Office, the number of students taking online courses grew by more than 600,000 between 1999 and 2010, an annual increase of 19 percent.

What do you think about Gingrich's plans? Would you take his course? 


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