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A University’s Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers

08 Jul

Students at as many as seven colleges will earn course credits for MOOCs this fall, predicts Ray Schroeder (standing), vice chancellor for online learning at U. of Illinois at Springfield.
[ U. of Illinois at Springfield ]

By Steve Kolowich

It was big news last fall when Colorado State University-Global Campus became the first college in the United States to grant credit to students who passed a MOOC, or massive open online course.

For students, it meant a chance to get college credit on the cheap: $89, the cost of the required proctored exam, compared with the $1,050 that Colorado State charges for a comparable three-credit course.

That is a big discount.

Yet almost a year after Global Campus made the announcement, officials are still waiting for their first credit bargain-hunters.

Not one student has taken the university up on its offer.

[ Full article available at The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/A-Universitys-Offer-of-Credit/140131/ ]

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