The links below provide context for current online education trends both within the UC system and nationwide.

College, on your own Link

July 14, 2014

Competency-based education can help motivated students. But critics say it’s no panacea.

Competency-Based Learning provides perks for online students Link

Jul 11, 2014

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.

Creative destruction Link

June 28, 2014

A cost crisis, changing labour markets and new technology will turn an old institution on its head.

Starbucks to provide free, online education to workers Link

June 15, 2014

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University.

We gave it a year Link

May 1, 2014

Online education criticism, administrator-faculty quarrels and quality concerns -- the troubles that faced Semester Online and its partner institutions can be summed up in one word: skepticism.

An online program shapes doctors' minds - and hearts Link

April 21, 2014

Nearly 14 years ago, the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine embarked on an experiment in online education that would have a major impact on the medical profession.