MOOC students to be identified with webcams

While the extra level of verification provided by the webcams increases the price tag and adds a new layer of authenticity to the certificates, the MOOCs can still not be taken for actual credit.

“We’re hoping to understand more about the credentials that learners value,” said Chris Caplice, who is one of the faculty members developing the management course. “We hope that learners and employers will ultimately find the Supply Chain and Logistics Management XSeries certificate to be valuable in signaling meaningful professional development, but we are in the early stages of exploring these kinds of programs.”

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