Online Learning Called “Radical” in California

The recent budgeting crisis nationwide, has caused California to rethink how to get students in courses that are already overcrowded and full.  It looks like the nation’s largest public university system is finally getting on board with online classes.  California State University is launching 30 approved courses this fall across all of their 23 campuses.  Mike Uhlenkamp, a CSU spokesman, says “It’s radical for our system”. The full article describes how the new launch was funded by $17 million of government money earmarked for online education.  This comes from a recent prodding from Gov. Jerry Brown who has been a proponent of alternative learning options for some time.