10 state universities join Coursera in deals that could grant credit for MOOCs

If the universities involved in the new deals take advantage of the deals in the way that Coursera outlines, there could be a marked shift in who completes MOOCs and how they are used, and accredited, in higher education.  At the same time, there is no guarantee any of these university systems will adopt the courses for credit, as the decision is left to their discretion.

“We think the coming decade will see a transformation in the way education is delivered, where teachers and online content come together to better serve students on campus and beyond,” said Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller.

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