By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Out of the eight million higher education students in Brazil, around 20 percent take distance education courses, a teaching method which is highly sought after as well as criticized.

Bruna Moura likes administration, but she stopped going to college. Now she studies wherever, remotely, and she only highlights the advantages: she doesn't have to deal with that hassles of catching the bus after leaving work and everything else, as well as the price. The tuition she paid dropped from R$580 to R$150 (US$37).

In Brazil, the number . . .

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