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Jan 15, 2013 12:25 PM by Associated Press

Brown to speak at online college event in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown is set to speak at a San Jose State University event where campus officials plan to announce a partnership with a Silicon Valley company to offer online classes for credit.

University officials said Tuesday that the pilot program with three classes will be available to San Jose State and non-San Jose State students starting this month.

They say it will be the first time that a broad and diverse range of students, not just matriculated students, will have access to online college classes for credit from an accredited university at a price of $150 per course.

A formal announcement with Brown is set for 10 a.m.

The entry-level mathematics, college algebra and elementary statistics classes will have 100 students each. The university is partnering with Udacity Inc.

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