Online Learning Update

October 1, 2019

ASU Abandons the Global Freshman Academy Project and Moves Into an Open edX Initiative

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

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Arizona State University (ASU) is abandoning its for-credit MOOC experiment on, known as Global Freshman Academy, due to low enrollment and completion results. Philip Regier, Dean for Educational Initiatives at ASU, explained, “the university has been focusing its attention on a new online initiative called Earned Admission.” This new project will be hosted on a custom Open edX platform and include high-demand courses [catalog]. The Earned Admission pathway allows any person over 22 years old to gain admission to ASU if they complete four courses and earn a 2.75 GPA. Courses can be taken for credit at a cost of $400 per course.

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