Forcing Online Education?

The Chronicle has a blog post about the Texas legislature thinking about requiring 10% of classes be taken online.

The proposal is one of several online-learning ideas in a new draft report prepared in response to Gov. Rick Perry’s call for higher-education cost-savings recommendations.

Okay, that makes some sense. Online courses don’t require the same level of overhead that physical facilities do.

BUT I’m wondering about those who are not conversant with technology. What is a student who does not own a computer going to do? Go to the library to take the course? Or, even more likely, go to the campus to take the course online at the computer lab?

That seems a little odd to me.

The article tells of other odd ideas perking in the legislaturists’ heads as well.

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