California Considers Online-Only Community CollegeJuly 6, 2017 |
A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE: California has 114 community colleges across the state, but Gov. Jerry Brown wants one more, and he wants it completely online. Inside Higher Ed reports that the purpose of the college would be to reach unemployed and underemployed adults who California Community College officials say the system isn’t reaching at its brick-and-mortar institutions.
“Part of this is the governor’s desire to reach more students in California through a technology platform,” Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community College system, told IHE. “The 114 campuses are designed in a traditional manner, so we’re reaching a traditional population that is students coming out of high schools.”