Online Learning Update

July 31, 2012

No, Free Online Courses Are Not For Credit

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by Danny Vinik, Washington Monthly

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that 12 new universities are partnering with Coursera, an online education platform, to offer over 100 massively open online courses (MOOCs) expected to attract over a million users. The piece stated that one of the schools, the University of Washington, was even going to offer these MOOCs for credit. This was big news in the education community and the College Guide reported it as well. MOOCs are still fairly new and traditional universities have not yet offered credit for them.

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