A community college in California is streamlining the journey from high school to higher education to the workforce, writes Bill Gates.
Older adults, mostly in their 60s, 70s and 80s, will wait in long lines to register for noncredit, lifelong education courses such as watercolor basics, Pilates or the history of snake oil cures. The thirst for such classes was evident in the wake of the Covid pandemic that kept people at home, relegated to limited online learning.
A growing number of college faculty are choosing to encourage limited use of AI in classroom assignments. From analyzing films to writing research proposals, the assignments seek to convey the benefits of AI as a research tool.
Colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District are now offering programs to earn bachelor’s degrees. Starting this fall, students can enroll in classes and graduate from the colleges with a bachelor’s degree through programs like early childhood education and information technology.