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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Wading through the grand narrative: The Yudof legacy

After presiding over the UC system during some of the most tumultuous five years in its history, Yudof stepped down Sunday to make way for former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. His departure signals the end of what may be the most significant chapter in Yudof’s decades-long career as an educator and administrator.
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The promise of online education

The Critic Who Counts

Let’s get this straight: online education will never completely replace in-person instruction or totally eclipse the most fundamental tenets of the traditional university. At least, it shouldn’t. Nevertheless, California State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, introduced a bill in late February that would require the 50 most impacted
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