For-credit MOOC option flops in Colorado
- Colorado State University-Global Campus announced a program last fall that would provide credits to students who enroll in an $89 massive open online course (MOOC), a significant markdown from the $1,050 a traditional version of the course would cost, but so far the course has failed to attract any takers.
- The Global Campus Udacity course in computer science isn't the only evidence of stalled progress toward MOOC monetization, as the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning's LearningCounts program, intended to help MOOC students get credits for their coursework, with no one from edX, Coursera or Udacity seeking their services, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
- Despite state government efforts in California and Florida, as well as those of individual schools, such as Global Campus, MOOC credit options remain tough sells, potentially because of a lack of demand for recognized credits among typical MOOC enrollees.
From the article:
... In the months since Global Campus first expressed a willingness to award transfer credits directly, there have been stirrings of larger-scale efforts to get colleges to award formal credit for MOOC learning. Lawmakers in California and Florida drafted bills aimed at making state universities give credit to students who pass certain MOOCs. ...
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