Do Californians even have an accent? When I explored this question in a feature for The California Report, it created a huge buzz among public radio audiences throughout the state. Here’s what happened:
Top California brass, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom, wagered that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) could help solve the state’s higher education bottlenecks. Not surprisingly, some professors at San Jose State University were resistant to the idea. But what about instructors who were creating the online classes? And students who were taking them?