Educational Technology

March 26, 2013

California Professors Express Concern About Offering Credit for Online Courses

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by Daniel Luzer, Washington Monthly

Last week a California legislator, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, introduced legislation to begin offering community college classes via massive open online courses (MOOCs), which are designed for large-scale participation and open access via the Internet. All University of California and California State University campuses would have to accept those courses for credit, as they currently do for courses earned at California community colleges. Many proclaimed this legislation a positive development, but some professors find this occurrence troublesome. The leaders of the University of California’s academic senate released a letter Friday expressing “grave concerns about the MOOC legislation.

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