Online Learning Update

January 11, 2018

California Governor Proposes a California Online Community College #elearning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

Governor Jerry Brown’s Plan to Serve Workers Who Need Skills and Credentials to Move Ahead but Cannot Access Traditional College Courses is described by California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley:
“The Californians we seek to reach cannot stop working to get the education they need to get ahead, and many of them juggle multiple jobs to feed their families. As much as we would like to, we cannot will them onto our campuses. We need to rethink traditional delivery models and pedagogies and meet this population where and when they are ready to gain skills and credentials.” Economic insecurity is expected to increase over the next decade. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs in the U.S. will require a college credential, according to estimates by the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. Artificial intelligence, the rise of the gig economy and automation are changing the future of work and the skillsets needed to succeed Millions of Californians would benefit from sub-associate degree credentials or short bursts of additional training to move ahead in today’s economy. However, traditional higher education is not accessible for these working learners.

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