Sunday, May 3, 2015

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Step right up Freshman MOOCs, now with no financial aid.

comments: 2

The Crow said...

Will these courses be accepted for full credit when the student moves to an accredited institution? Will future employers see this start to one's college career as valuable as a traditional course of study?

If this is such a great idea, why aren't colleges and universities offering the same plan for a four-year program, or graduate schools? What about music and art courses? Will this scheme lead eventually to the elimination of sports programs, those traditional cash cows for higher education businesses?

How can lower income students afford this scheme if they still have to fork over $6K per semester in order to receive their credits (or have I misunderstood that part?).

Somebody needs to pay attention to that man behind the curtain.

Michael Leddy said...

These are the kinds of questions that skeptics should never stop asking.

It seems to be $6000 for the official acknowledgment that one has consumed course content. Maybe they can charge more for a form letter of recommendation.