San Jose State suspends online classes

July 22, 2013

Slate is reporting that San Jose State University is suspended its online courses after more than half the students taking them failed.

“In January, San Jose State University made a big announcement: It had reached a deal with the startup Udacity to offer college classes for credit online, for a modest fee, not only to its own students but to anyone who wanted to take them. The move was touted as a major step in online learning’s Clay Christensen-approvedmarch toward the ultimate disruption of higher education.

It seems, however, that there are a few more kinks to work out before we all toss out the books and the buildings for good. Inside Higher Ed reported on Thursday that San Jose State is suspending the Udacity partnership just six months after it launched. The problem: More than half the students in the first batch of online courses failed their final exams.”

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact SCN

Comments, queries and ideas can be sent to jmpasko@gmail.com.