College Credit Eyed for Online Courses

November 13, 2012

While massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are still in their early days, the race has begun to integrate them into traditional colleges — by making them eligible for transfer credits, and by putting them to use in introductory and remedial courses. On Tuesday, the American Council on Education, the leading umbrella group for higher education, and Coursera, aSilicon Valley MOOC provider, announced a pilot project to determine whether some free online courses are similar enough to traditional college courses that they should be eligible for credit.

Article Source: New York Times