- MOOC provider edX announced a partnership Thursday with Pearson's testing centers, allowing students in its free, online courses to take proctored exams and potentially increasing its credibility.
- Students passing the proctored exams still won't receive credit from edX partners like MIT, Harvard and UC-Berkely, but the availability of such exams might make it more difficult for other institutions to deny credit to passing students.
- EdX is the second MOOC provider to make a deal with Pearson for supervised, in-person exams after for-profit venture Udacity reached a similar deal in June.
From the article:
The massive open online course (MOOC) provider edX took a step toward boosting the credibility of its "graduates" on Thursday, announcing a partnership with Pearson's testing centers that would allow students in edX's free, online courses to take proctored exams. ...