Higher education has been perceived as exclusive to those who have the means to purchase the coursework. Many students globally have been alienated from advancing their education, not because of a lack of access, but due to financial barriers. Online education has already transformed the delivery and accessibility of courses for traditional credit toward degrees. MOOCs have been proposed to help bring education to global audiences at little or no cost, creating an inclusive environment for education and skill development. MOOC offerings by colleges provide a method that is disrupting the ways to receive academic credit. Using third-partner vendors to certify knowledge in a similar manner to assessment processes for advanced placement, credit for work experience, and prior learning, MOOC completion is being accepted for college credit. This chapter reviews the extant model, programs, and available outcomes for the MOOC credit acceptance process.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Enhancing Education Through Open Degree Programs and Prior Learning Assessment|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||1522552553, 9781522552550|
|State||Published - May 11 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)