Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tarnished silver

Inside Higher Ed features a story on UC's online education ventures.  Turns out that grand plans had to be trimmed to something more modest, despite the governor's fascination with tech affairs.

The University of California System, after five years and millions of dollars spent, is asking for more time and money to get its systemwide online education initiative off the ground...

(UC president) Napolitano played down the importance of online learning.
“I think there’s a developing consensus that online learning is a tool for the toolbox where higher education is concerned,” Napolitano said. “That it’s not a silver bullet the way it was originally portrayed to be.” ...

Gee.  There must be some silver bullets around here somewhere!

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