Online Learning Update

March 27, 2013

Many MOOC professors do not support offering credit, yet see value in courses

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Trisha Thadani, Boston University Daily Free Press

A majority of professors who teach massive open online courses do not believe credit should be awarded, yet believe the courses play an important role in the changing face of education and have inherent value, according to new data. Boston University Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs Elizabeth Loizeaux, who is head of BU’s Council on Educational Technology and Learning Innovation, said it is not contradictory for professors to believe MOOCs are valuable and yet not worth traditional college credit.

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