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South Coast University's New Program For Older Adults Has To Launch Online, But Is A Hit


The coronavirus crisis pushed a South Coast university’s new educational program for older adults online, but the move may have helped make the program a bigger hit than expected.

California Lutheran University was set to launch its new Fifty and Better Program this spring, offering university-level classes to people on a non-credit basis. 

The idea was to make higher learning available to people who have an interest in the joy of learning and social engagement.

The four classes had 30 to 70 students each.  While people couldn’t take part in person because of the move online, students participated from as far away as New Jersey.

Cal Lutheran is going to offer five online Fifty and Better classes during its summer session, with subjects ranging from history and biology to folk music.  

Cal Lutheran is the parent of KCLU Radio.

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