- The American Council on Education endorsed five Coursera MOOCs for credit Thursday.
- The approved courses include Duke University's "Introduction to Genetics and Evolution" and "Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach," the University of California at Irvine's "Pre-Calculus" and "Algebra," and the University of Pennsylvania's "Calculus: Single-Variable."
- The council's endorsement doesn't guarantee that colleges will grant credit toward a traditional degree to students trying to redeem Coursera certificates, but MOOCs could become more economically significant if colleges do follow through.
From the article:
In what could be a major step toward bridging the gap between massive open online courses and the credentialing system that they are supposed to "disrupt," the American Council on Education on Thursday endorsed five MOOCs for credit. ...