American Council on Education Recommends 5 MOOCs for Credit

Steve Kolowich, Observatoire de Paris, Feb 07, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Today's big MOOC news (is there any day these days without big MOOC news?) is that the American Council on Education has recommended five MOOCs for credit, all offered through the Coursera platform. According to the article, "the approval of the first Coursera MOOCs is 'an important first step in ACE's work to examine the long-term potential of MOOCs' to deal with issues such as 'degree completion, increasing learning productivity, and deepening college curricula,' said Molly Corbett Broad, the council's president, in a written statement." Of course, now colleges will need to accept these credits as (say) equivalent to credit for advance placement courses (and into the labyrinth we go, sorting out course accreditation among hundreds of separate college programs).

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