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

MOOC provider edX offers its first Advanced Placement course Link

October 22, 2014

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, Udacity co-founder discuss online education at forum Link

October 7, 2014

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.

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.