HOLD UP: Ry Rivard at InsideHigherEd reported that a California bill introduced this March, SB 520, which would require the state's public universities to offer credit for online courses provided by third party providers is "dead for now," or "until at least August 2014." According to Rivard, the bill's chief backer is waiting to see results from online programs before pushing the bill further. It's likely that recent events like Udacity's disappointing results with San Jose State University may have played a role. Over at WCET, edtech analyst Phil Hill recapped some of the contentious issues behind the bill, especially when it comes to funding.
Aug 4, 2013