Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Can Online Courses Ease California's Education Woes?Download audio (MP3)
Governor Jerry Brown says online college courses could help solve one of the problems facing the state's education system: overcrowded classrooms. The governor is fostering partnerships between online learning programs and higher education, including a newly inked deal between San Jose State University and the startup Udacity. Can low-cost online classes help keep education affordable? Can online classes maintain the quality of a university lecture?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Jonathan Stein, University of California student regent
- Michael Meranze, professor of history at UCLA and co-editor of the education blog Remaking the University, with UCSB professor Christopher Newfield
- Mo Qayoumi, president of San Jose State University
- Sebastian Thrun, Google VP and fellow, part-time research professor at Stanford University and founder of Udacity, a company focused on bringing university-level education to the public