UC Moves To Increase Online Education

By: Matt Calvert

The University of California moves towards making higher education accessible online.Changes in the way we learn could be in store, as the University of California Board of Regents met this week and discussed the possibility of expanding the number of online course offerings available to students. Whether those changes are for better or for worse, though, remains to be seen.

The move has been advocated for by Governor Jerry Brown, and could allow new online students to take classes that would transfer to UC campuses similar to the system in place for community colleges. Some regents see an increase in online course offerings as a way to increase entry to the University of California while also providing the potential for added revenue. The UC has had to enact budget cuts and tuition increases as a way to combat its revenue problems, both of which have met with resistance from students and administrators.

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