Online learning course offerings at California colleges could soon expand

by Joe Henke, 23ABC News

Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget plan includes $16.9 million for online courses at community colleges and another 10 million for online courses at the University of California and California State University campuses. That would help with expanding online offerings at campuses around the state, something that state Assemblymember Dan Logue (R, Chico) has been advocating for through his own proposed legislation. “Technology has changed drastically in the last 50 years,” Logue said. “I think the universities have to change with it. I think it offers more students the ability to get an education at a better price. As long as the quality is good I think it’s a step in the right direction.” Bakersfield College spokeswoman Amber Chiang says BC has noticed it takes a certain type of student to succeed in an online setting. “The student has to be motivated,” Chiang said. “They have to be disciplined and they have to be ready to work on their own for the majority of the class.”

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