Online Initiative Not the Answer to STEM Gaps in California

February 27, 2018

A proposed budget by California's governor would allocate $10 million to set up a new online "intersegmental" higher education initiative. The project would fund competitive grants for intersegmental teams of faculty to create new and redesign existing STEM courses -- both online and hybrid -- in a program titled the "California Education Learning Lab." However, state analysts aren't keen on the idea.