MOOCs and Accreditation: Focus on the Quality of “Direct-to-Students” Education
We are again talking about innovation in higher education and it is a refreshing change. The most conspicuous, challenging and controversial subject of these discussions is “MOOCs” – massive open online courses. MOOCs such as Coursera, Udacity and edX, all launched in early 2012, have received extensive media coverage accompanied by a lot of commentary. What type of education is offered here? Will it last? How do we judge its quality? Is there a role for accreditation?
Inside Accreditation with the President of CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation)