An explanation of how ACE accredits MOOCs

Tony Bates, Let's Talk About Tech, Aug 02, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I've seen this explanation before, but Tony Bates is quite right to highlight it, as it is too easily overlooked in media coverage: "ACE accreditation misleadingly suggests that Coursera courses have been approved by the American post-secondary system (represented by ACE). In fact what the ACE accreditation does (as explained by Pat Book) is merely accredit courses from institutions that are already accredited."

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