Revolt Against Outsourced Courses

Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, Mar 31, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Another instance of the trend toward the separation of teaching and assessment, as colleges are awarding credit for outsourced courses. Not surprisingly, there are people questioning whether a college should be giving credit for a course it does not supervise. But "Colleges routinely award credit for Advanced Placement courses, for dual enrollment courses with high schools and for credit awarded by other colleges, institutions that may or may not share educational philosophies. Awarding credit for work done elsewhere is in fact common and accepted, Smith said."
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