A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers

MOOCs and credit and profitBy Steve Kolowich, July 8, 2013

It was big news last fall when Colorado State University-Global Campus became the first college in the United States to grant credit to students who passed a MOOC, or massive open online course.

For students, it meant a chance to get college credit on the cheap: $89, the cost of the required proctored exam, compared with the $1,050 that Colorado State charges for a comparable three-credit course.

That is a big discount.

Yet almost a year after Global Campus made the announcement, officials are still waiting for their first credit bargain-hunters.

Not one student has taken the university up on its offer.

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http://chronicle.com/article/A-Universitys-Offer-of-Credit/140131/
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