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Media Coverage & Related Research


A New Approach for
California's Community Colleges

Eloy Ortiz Oakley Interview

California’s 115th Community College: Serving Adult Working Learners

Online Community College Video

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Hearing
about the Proposed Online Community College

February 27, 2018

Press Releases

California Community Colleges Committed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Online College to Provide Skills and Training for “Stranded” Working Adults - January 10, 2018

Media Coverage

Automation will require more future-proofing of skills among Southern California’s workforceCAECONOMY Reporting, March 6, 2018

California aims to retool its workforce for the future of workCAECONOMY Reporting, March 1, 2018

Siri, which online classes will lead to a great job?CAECONOMY Reporting, February 20, 2018

Chancellor: California “working learners” to benefit from online Community CollegeCAECONOMY Reporting, January 31, 2018

California’s Proposed Online Community College Steps Outside the Higher Ed ModelElearningInside News, February 17, 2018

Brown’s online college idea opens doors for workers. Don’t let lobbyists strangle itThe Sacramento Bee, February 16, 2018

Retraining Workers for the Future EconomyMeeting of the Minds, February 13, 2018

Closing the Workforce Equity Gap with Accessible Online EducationMeeting of the Minds, February 13, 2018

Online community college crucial for skilled workforceCapitol Weekly, February 7, 2018

Working learners would benefit from new online community collegeThe San Diego Union-Tribune, January 26, 2018

Statewide, Online, Nondegree, Competency-Based. Good Idea?Inside Higher Ed, January 24, 2018

Jerry Brown's Big Idea For Upskilling WorkersForbes, January 23, 2018

Online-only California community college to target 'stranded workers'EdSource, December 8, 2017

This Week in California Education, EdSource Radio interview with Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, December 1, 2017

Statewide and Online Only in CaliforniaInside Higher Ed, November 13, 2017

Publications about the Future of Work

Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All. World Economic Forum, in conjunction with the Boston Consulting Group, January 2018

One of the world’s biggest firms is spending $450 million to solve a world problem created by robots. Lianna Brinden, Quartz, Jan. 24, 2018

1 Million Workers Targeted in Tech-Reskilling Drive. World Economic Forum, Jan. 23, 2018

The Telegraph: Robots could take your job – but you can retrain to find a better one, says WEF report– Burning Glass Technologies, Jan. 22, 2018

Women Face Greater Robot Risk for Job Losses, Davos Report Finds. Jeff Green, Bloomberg, Jan. 21, 2018

The new economics of jobs is bad news for working-class Americans - and maybe for Trump. Brookings, Jan. 16, 2018

Community colleges focus on retraining workers displaced by artificial intelligence. Kate Hardiman, Washington Examiner, Jan. 12, 2018

AI and robots could threaten your career within 5 yearsCNBC, Oct. 5, 2017

Globalization and technological change have likely put downward pressure on less-educated workers' wagesHamilton Project, Brookings, Sept. 26, 2017

Next-Generation CBE: Designing Competency-based Education for Underprepared College Learners. Amy Giradi and Rachel Crew, Jobs For The Future, July 2016

Closing the pay gap and beyond: A comprehensive strategy for improving economic security for women and families. Economic Policy Institute, Nov. 18, 2015

Competency-Based Education Case Study study. University of Wisconsin System, with a grant from the Lumina foundation

Publications about Working Learners and their Barriers to Higher Education

The Adult Student: The Population Colleges – and the Nation – Can’t Afford to Ignore. The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2018

Understanding the New College Majority: The Demographic and Financial Characteristics of Independent Students and their Postsecondary Outcomes. Institute for Women's Policy Research, Feb. 20, 2018

EdX Quietly Developing ‘MicroBachelors’ Program. EdSurge, Jan. 25, 2018

What College is Like as a Single Mother. The Atlantic, Jan. 16, 2018

Retail's struggles are falling entirely on women. International Womens Policy & Research, December 2017

Undocumented high schoolers work long hours, putting college further out of reach. The Hechinger Report, Dec. 15, 2017

More college students are not getting enough to eat. PRI, Dec. 12, 2017

How Women Leaving Prison Are Finding Purpose In Their Lives. Forbes, Dec. 11, 2017

These factors keep millions of women from obtaining a bachelor's degree. Metro, Dec. 6, 2017

The Push for Education Programs That Pay People As They Learn. The Atlantic, Nov. 21, 2017

Beyond Financial Aid: Helping Adult Students with the Cost of College. Education Commission of the States, Nov. 21, 2017

Number of Single Mothers in College Doubled Over a Decade. Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Sept. 20, 2017

Could automation make life worse for women? Changing Women's Work. The Guardian, Dec. 7, 2016

Discovering Hidden Barriers to Community College Enrollment and Success. Higher Education Today, Oct. 24, 2016

Student Poverty Isn't an Excuse, It's a BarrierEducation Week, May 11, 2016

California Should Do More for Non-Traditional Low-Income Students. College Campaign

Single Moms and Welfare Woes: A Higher-Education Dilemma. The Atlantic, Aug. 1, 2015

Adult Completion in the 21st Century: What We Know and What We Don’t Know. Higher Ed Insight, June 2015

Degrees of Hope: Redefining Access for 21st Century StudentsInstitute for Higher Education, December 2014

Access to Attainment: An Access Agenda for 21st-Century College Students. Institute for Higher Education Policy, December 2014

Investing in a Skilled and Educated Workforce: Win-Win Solutions for America's Talent Crisis. Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Unite-LA, with funding and support from the Lumina Foundation 

Nontraditional No More: Policy Solutions for Adult Learners. Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, November 2010

College Access for the Working Poor: Overcoming Burdens to Succeed in Higher Education. Institute for Higher Education Policy, July 2007

Enrollment and Retention Barriers Adult Students Encounter. Schoolcraft, Spring 2007

Adult Learners in Higher Education: Barriers to Success and Strategies to Improve Results. Jobs for the Future, Edventures and FutureWorks, March 2007

Moving People from Welfare to Work –MDRC, July 2002

Research Supporting Online Education for Adult Learners

Brown's online college idea opens doors for workers. Don't let lobbyists strangle itSacramento Bee, Feb. 16, 2018

'MicroMasters' Surge As MOOCs Go From Education To Qualification. Forbes, Feb. 13, 2018

Gainfully Employed? Assessing the Employment and Earnings of For-Profit College Students Using Administrative Data. Brookings Summary of forthcoming paper from The Journal of Human Resources, Feb. 9, 2018

Supporting Post-Traditional Students Drives Broad and Significant Benefits. The evoLLLution, Feb. 7, 2018

Online education is increasing opportunities for disadvantaged students. Study International, Feb. 1, 2018

Arizona State University Online Performance Gap Analysis, Action Lab California Community College Study. Working Paper, Jan. 25, 2018

From our digital learning coverage: New US data show continued growth in college students studying online. Who were the big gainers and losers? Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 5, 2018

The Post-Traditional Learners Manifesto Revisited: Aligning Postsecondary Education with Real Life for Adult Student Success. American Council on Education, 2017

Lyft Partners with Guild Education and Becomes First Gig-Economy Company to Provide Access To Education Services to Contractors. Business Insider, Dec. 11, 2017

Students want outside classroom learning, marketable and flexible workforce skills, survey showsEducation Dive, Dec. 10, 2017

Stackable, flexible and connected options for college students. University Business, Nov. 24, 2017

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt. EdSurge, Nov. 6, 2017

How flexible is flexible learning? Who is to decide and what are its implications? Distance Education Journal, Sept. 27, 2017

Plagued by scandal, for-profit colleges target single mothers. MarketWatch, Sept. 11, 2017

Expand Your CTE Program with Online and Blended Learning – Education Dive

Credentials Reform: How Technology and the changing Needs of the Workforce Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future. Connecting Credentials, May 20, 2016

Prior Learning Assessment and Competency-Based Education: An Overview Of Programs, Policies And Practices. Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), March 2016

Adult Completion in the 21st Century: What We Know and What We Don’t Know. Higher Ed Insight, June 2015

Creating a Clear Path to Better Jobs for Low-Skilled Workers Stuck in Front-line Positions. Ed.Gov, Jan. 27, 2015

Access to Attainment: An Access Agenda for 21st-Century College Students. Institute for Higher Education Policy, December 2014

Subprime Students: How For-Profit Universities Make a Killing By Exploiting College Dreams. Mother Jones, Sept. 23, 2014

Portable, Stackable Credentials: A New Education Model for Industry-specific Career Pathways. Jobs for the Future, Nov. 1, 2012

Adult Learners in Higher Education: Barriers to Success and Strategies to Improve Results. Jobs for the Future, Edventures and FutureWorks, March 2007

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