- In theory, "enhanced" Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) such as those being offered by the University of Washington through Coursera will give students certificates that could be redeemed for course credits, but certain conditions will have to be met.
- MOOC takers would have to be enrolled, tuition-paying students the U of W to receive credits, David P. Szatmary, the school's provost, told Inside Higher Ed.
- In fact, the enhanced versions of MOOCs may stretch the traditional definition of the category, making them unique online offerings altogether.
From the article:
The University of Washington plans to offer “enhanced” versions of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) it will develop through a partnership with Coursera, according to the university’s provost.
The "enhanced" versions will add a number of features designed to make them more closely resemble conventional online courses -- including more assessments, direct interaction with instructors, and the opportunity to earn a certificate that hypothetically could be redeemed for course credit. ...