The links below provide context for current online education trends both within the UC system and nationwide.
Rice University launched a free Advanced Placement biology course Monday on a website overseen by two other elite schools, a potentially significant milestone for a movement that aims to bring college-level courses to high school students.
Dirks and Sebastian Thrun, CEO and co-founder of the online course company Udacity, discussed at a World Affairs Council event how online education could coexist with the residential university model.
Competency-based education can help motivated students. But critics say it’s no panacea.
Imagine going to school in an online environment separate from any time requirements – where you could test out of a course in a day if you proved you mastered the content.