Online Infrastructure Investment Vital for Community College StudentsMay 26, 2020 |
by Eloy Ortiz Oakley
Mckenzie Petersen found herself in a bind a couple of weeks ago. With in-person instruction suspended at California community colleges because of COVID-19, the biology major at College of San Mateo lost access to critical, hands-on laboratory experience necessary to transfer to a California State University campus this fall.
Providing laboratory experience is just one of the many challenges community colleges face as they transition to online alternatives. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office stepped in and provided a virtual lab platform supporting a range of science-related disciplines.