Educational Technology

February 21, 2013

Is online learning the future of the university?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Lois Kazakoff, San Francisco Chronicle

Online education is either the next great new technological innovation or the end of universities as we know them. At least that’s how many in the education world feel, and there are very, very passionate views on every aspect of this topic. What the commentaries don’t talk about in depth is the conversation going on at the highest levels of California government about our public institutions of higher learning. The question: How do we do more with less? How do we produce the additional 20,000 or 30,000 University of California graduates our economy (and the future of our state) needs without building more campuses and raising tuition out of reach of the middle class? How do we expand classes and keep tuition low and access to students from every community high? How do we rethink spending and investment in public universities?

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