The Right to Educational Access

index_10Commissioned by the Twenty Million Minds Foundation this report provides the  research underpinnings for CA Senate Bill 520 introduced by President pro Tempore, Darrell Steinberg.

The Right to Educational Access:
Using Online Education to Address Bottleneck Courses in California.
Commissioned by The 20 Million Minds Foundation
Authored by Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein of MindWires Consulting

Severe cuts – including those to faculty jobs, course offerings, and student services endured by California’s public colleges and universities – have created difficult barriers to students’ successful completion of courses and degrees. As Governor Brown and the Legislature express interest in exploring how education technology can decrease students’ time to degree completion and reduce costs, state and national attention has focused on how online education, in its many forms, can be leveraged for the benefit of students.Highlights include:

  • A detailed explanation of the bottleneck course problem
  • An overview of current online initiatives from the three systems
  • An analysis of four basic approaches to address the bottleneck course problem
  • Recommendations regarding application of state-driven online education initiatives to address the bottleneck course problem across all 3 public systems of higher education in California
Download full report HERE
Download executive summary HERE
View our infographic HERE


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