By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
MONT ALTO, Pa. - Taking a Project Vision class at Penn State Mont Alto is like a dream come true to college students.
They can hand in their assignments, talk to their professor and attend classes without ever walking out their front door.
It's all done with computers.
"This is the direction that education is going," said Project Vision instructor Susan Johnston Graf.
The 20 students registered in the writing class are each assigned a laptop computer with modems and CD drives.
They learn through the Internet, e-mail, group project software, multi-campus video conferences and the World Wide Web.
They also have access to a studio on campus where they can meet face-to-face to work on projects, help each other solve technical problems or just plug into the Internet and do their homework.