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MOOCs will be the World of Warcraft at IHE's

Imagine an unsupervised battlefield where the noobs are culled. Now imagine an education marketplace run without a "dungeon master." Students from unregulated MOOCs will approach traditional institutions with a stack of certificates and ask "How much college credit will you give me for this?"

The answer may be "None."

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Submitted by Dr. Ronald C. Thomas, Jr. 1 year ago

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    While I believe students (both traditional and continuing) will increasingly look for learning opportunities outside higher education, I think most will see and understand the difference between informal and formal learning experiences and not expect colleges to grant credit for anything they take anywhere.

    That said, if competency based crediting gains more traction, then we might see students show up with learning experiences from lots of different places. As long as they can demonstrate competency, then we can discuss how (and how much of) that experience will translate into credit towards a degree.

    1 year ago