Credit for MOOCs Is One Step in a Long Journey Toward Relevance

Jummy Daly, Desmos, Sept 16, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

As universities embrace open online learning, the cold hard edge of the point of no return becomes clear: "I don't want anybody to think we're giving away credit." I can think of a number of business models where academic credit is given for free, so we also see the point at which open onlione learning will become an existential threat to the university system. Will it happen tomorrow? No. Will it happen? Sure it will.

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