Six months after Gov. Jerry Brown touted a deal between San Jose State University and an online education startup, Inside Higher Ed reports that the arrangement is on pause.
Under the deal, Udacity was to provide entry-level courses for credit online. According to the website:
San Jose State Provost Ellen Junn said disappointing student performance will prompt the university to stop offering online classes with Udacity this fall as part of a "short breather."
Junn wants to spend the fall going over the results and talking with faculty members about the university's online experimentation, which extends beyond the Udacity partnership and has proved somewhat controversial. She said the plan is to start working with Udacity again in spring 2014.
"I think the commitment is to look at the data carefully and make adjustments," Junn said in a telephone interview Wednesday.
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PHOTO: San Jose State University President Mohammad Qayoumi, right, laughs as Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference in San Jose on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. San Jose Mercury News/Gary Reyes