Short of cash, the University of California plans to shift much teaching online
“Who would want to replace courses with MOOCs?”
The University of California plans to beef up its online classes enough to make them as much as 11 percent of the undergraduate curriculum over the next five years.
The 10-campus university system, which is based in Oakland, thinks many incoming freshmen could then do a chunk of their lower-division classwork online.
And the university was clear — this move is not about improving things for students or about moving teaching into the 21st century, either. It’s about money, or the lack of it, rather.