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Report · June 2015

Successful Online Courses in California’s Community Colleges

Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, and Kevin Cook

This research was supported with funding from the Donald Bren Foundation.

California’s community colleges have taken the lead in online learning in the state. But students are less successful in online courses than they are in traditional ones. Taking a more data-driven, integrated, and systematic approach can improve course quality and student outcomes-but it’s not likely to lower costs.



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