To open up access to higher education for more people, the California Community College system and Governor Jerry Brown are looking to launch an online-only community college. The college would be designed to serve working adults who want to upgrade their skill set or complete a post-secondary program but for whom personal responsibilities or distance can create barriers to higher education.
California legislators mull governor's proposal to create new virtual community college. Aspects of the ambitious plan remain to be worked out, and it's unclear whether it will work.
What to make of an online community college enabling working adults to upskill and keep up with technology, as well as to enable low wage workers to advance in career ladders?
With time running out on his governorship, Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing California’s 114-campus community college system to create one more college: a new fully online college that would have been unimaginable during his first term as governor.
EdSource Radio interview with Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley
California community colleges look to create a new statewide, online-only college that will focus on helping adult students earn credentials.