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Online classes equal less learning

Online classes equal less learning

Alex Horne

April 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 class schedule and getting to campus. It can seem like a miracle when searching for a class and an ...

New legislation increases access to online classes

New legislation increases access to online classes

Michael Arias

March 26, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

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 by the CSU system be made available to all eligible students at no extra cost beginning in the...

Every class should have an in-person section

Every class should have an in-person section

Joseph Rogers

February 21, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 online recreationally more than I should be, but online classes don’t make sense to me. Parti...

Long commutes don’t deter faculty

Long commutes don’t deter faculty

Christine Lee

May 6, 2014


Filed under News

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 commuting that distance, we're not working on the days that we're not here but I guarantee you we a...

Online classes offer opportunities, obstacles

Online classes offer opportunities, obstacles

Valerie Teegardin

March 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 lot more than the enrollment fees. High failure rate Having taken a math course online through C...

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