Online Learning Update

April 24, 2011

The online-learning challenge

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Emily Appelbaum and Asaf Shalev, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Last week, UC was awarded a $750,000 Next Generation Learning Challenges grant, moving it one step closer to a curriculum composed of words that barely existed a decade ago. But some fear — with good reason — that online education will become a low-cost, high-return alternative to traditional instruction. And the students will be the losers. UC’s Online Instruction Pilot Program grew out of recommendations to explore online learning discussed by the UC Commission on the Future over the past two years. This spring, a subcommittee of faculty and administrators selected 29 courses to be developed over the next two years.

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