Tuesday, January 15, 2013

California to Give Web Courses a Big Trial - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from a stark education reality check
"California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been pushing state universities to move more aggressively into online education, approached the company to come up with a technological solution for what has become a vexing challenge for the state.
Ellen N. Junn, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university in San Jose, said the California State University System faces a crisis because more than 50 percent of entering students cannot meet basic requirements.
“They graduate from high school, but they cannot pass our elementary math and English placement tests,” she said."
California to Give Web Courses a Big Trial - NYTimes.com
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