Four Udacity courses to be reviewed by ACE

January 16, 2013

Dive Summary:

  • Aside from its new deal with San Jose State University announced Tuesday, it was also revealed that the American Council on Education will evaluate four of the MOOC provider's entry-level courses for credit recommendations.
  • ACE's arrangement with Udacity is similar to one announced in November with Coursera, another MOOC provider, and teams of contracted faculty experts will review the courses to determine if college-level learning occurs.
  • Of the four Udacity courses up for ACE review, three are introductory math courses from San Jose State and the fourth is the MOOC provider's intro to computer science.

From the article:

Udacity had a busy Tuesday. The MOOC provider announced two partnerships that could lead to college credit for versions of its courses. The American Council on Education (ACE) said it would evaluate four Udacity courses, all of which are entry-level, for credit recommendations. And San Jose State University announced a deal to jointly offer three $150 courses with Udacity, in a trial run enrolling 300 students. ...

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