Online Learning Update

April 29, 2013

Credit for MOOCs

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

by Jonathan Haber, Huffington Post

One of the hot topics regarding MOOCs and other forms of online learning (massive or small, free or otherwise) is whether or not taking such courses should count for actual high school or college credit. California recently mandated that schools who shut out students for lack of space in traditional classrooms must allow them to take equivalents online courses for credit (with Florida flirting with similar legislation). Buried in these decisions is the assumption that online and classroom learning experiences are equivalent in terms of the amount of material taught, and the level of mastery obtained by students at the end of a session.

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