San Jose State suspends collaboration with online provider

“San Jose State University is suspending a highly touted collaboration with online provider Udacity to offer low-cost, for-credit online courses after finding that more than half of the students failed to pass the classes

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Preliminary results from a spring pilot project found student pass rates of 20% to 44% in remedial math, college-level algebra and elementary statistics courses. In a somewhat more promising outcome, 83% of students completed the classes.

So-called massive open online courses — known as MOOCs — have been gaining in popularity, despite dropout rates of about 90%.”

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0719-san-jose-online-20130719,0,4160941.story

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