Don’t dump the classroom

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Online education should supplement, not replace, brick-and-mortar courses, and officials should keep that in mind.

The discussion surrounding online education at the UC Board of Regents’ meeting this month, and especially Gov. Jerry Brown’s perspective on online courses, hinted at a worrying possibility: As online education becomes more developed and accepted, it could erode the quality of education the UC system provides. In general, online
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UC unveils 20 new online courses for high-demand classes

UC Online, a University of California initiative piloted in 2012, recently released a list of 20 online courses, some of which will be offered as early as next semester. While each class will be centered at a particular campus, students from both within and outside of the university will be
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