Educational Technology

December 29, 2014

New Online Education Credit Transfer Program Can Facilitate Degree Completion

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Bryan Lawver, US News

A new initiative from the American Council on Education (ACE) could make it easier for low-income and adult students to complete their degrees. More than 31 million Americans have some college education but no degree, according to the organization, and its plan to expand the number of colleges accepting transfer credits from online courses could help them finish school. The new initiative, which is launching with 25 pilot schools, would allow students to transfer credits earned through low-cost or free online education courses to other universities. Institutions across the country, including the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Northern Arizona University and the University of Baltimore, have signed on to join the pilot group. The schools in the first cohort include two-year and four-year, public and private, and nonprofit and for-profit schools.

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