Online Learning Update

March 30, 2013

California should take cautious steps toward online learning

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

Mercury News editorial

California’s budget crisis has had many terrible consequences, but one of the most troubling has been the erosion of access to college courses. Last fall, for example, about 400,000 community college students — nearly a quarter of the student body — were on a waiting list to get into a class. Online education holds great promise to help alleviate this problem. A bill by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) aims to begin bringing it to scale as a means of improving access while maintaining California’s reputation for quality higher education — a real concern, particularly with classes provided through for-profit companies.

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