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Lab-based classes get creative following campus shut-down

Emily Neria, Staff Writer // March 30, 2020

Though the transition will not be easy, science labs will be made available to students online for the remainder of the semester.  “Along with everything else (labs) are going online,” Department...

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Online classes equal less learning

Alex Horne // April 15, 2016

Not leaving home, sitting on the couch and class time whenever: all enticing facets of online classes. But is it all worth it? Online classes are an easy way to avoid the stress of creating a cohesive...

New legislation increases access to online classes

New legislation increases access to online classes

Michael Arias // March 26, 2015

Students attending any California State University will now have the opportunity to enroll in online classes at other campuses in the system. Assembly Bill 386 requires that every fully online course offered...

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Every class should have an in-person section

Joseph Rogers // February 21, 2015

My major in sociology has an online degree option. No doubt this is better for the department’s enrollment, but what about the students? It’s not that I’m Amish or anything, I’m...

Geoffrey Baker, English professor

Long commutes don’t deter faculty

Christine Lee // May 6, 2014

Chico State English professor Geoffrey Baker spends about two hours and 40 minutes driving back home to Oakland every weekend, a commute that doesn’t affect his teaching. "I know it seems if we're...

Valerie Teegardin

Online classes offer opportunities, obstacles

Valerie Teegardin // March 24, 2014

As the last half of the semester draws near, enrollment for classes next fall looms overhead. Before signing up for online courses, consider why getting an education over the web may cost you a...

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