Online Learning Update

January 24, 2014

Coursera Flirts With Diplomas: Online ‘Specialization’ Is $250

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

by George Anders, Forbes

Coursera will start awarding Specializations for students who have mastered a series of closely connected online courses — and are willing to pay $250 to $500 for validation of their work. Coursera’s latest initiative is further blurring what used to be a very sharp distinction between full-fledged universities and the anything-goes ethos of massively open online courses (or MOOCs.)

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