California State University goes online, slowly


Inside Higher Ed — The largest public university system in the United States is finally realizing a vision of a centralized online hub — but is doing so in a relatively contained way, at least at the start.

InsideHigherEdThe California State University system, which included Cal State San Bernardino, is announcing today, Wednesday, Aug. 22, that Cal State Online will begin offering classes next January, in partnership with Pearson. The 23 campuses in the system have offered virtual courses for years, but unlike numerous other public university systems in the country — see Penn State World Campus and UMass Online — the CSU has been slow to coordinate those offerings in a centralized way.

The article was published Aug. 22, 2012.

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