Making online education count
It is often pointed out that the recent crop of online courses are not credit-bearing. A thought-provoking piece on Inside Higher Ed offers one solution to this problem by pointing out a path that students can soon take to receive college credit for expertise they gain online.
Summarized, their plan reads roughly as follows:
This is fairly obvious solution to the problem, but perhaps we’ll soon get to a point where the conversion between “online certificate” and “college credit” will be automatic (or not necesssary!).