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Description: The American Higher Education system is ready for a redesign. Many scholars and University systems have called for a new form of education and it appears Coursera is establishing itself as a trailblazer toward this reformation.

Source: TechCrunch

Date: February 7th, 2013

Coursera

Last year, the buzz around the potential of online courses (particularly MOOC platforms) reached new heights, and this year is already shaping up to be the one in which online course platforms and the startups that love them, make their big push for legitimacy. To wit: The year kicked off with the news that the largest university system in the world has partnered with Udacity to pilot low-cost, lower-division and remedial classes — online and, importantly, for credit — within the California State University system. Read Rest of Story

Questions for discussion:

1. Who decides whether a University declines or accepts a credit from Coursera?

2. How is Coursera positioning itself?

 

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