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    Coursera now has 5 courses that have been approved for ACE credit recommendations. Here is an article by TechCrunch that covers the details.

    The synopsis is that these MOOCs will be available for actual college credit---

    - Pre-Calculus from the University of California, Irvine
    - Introduction to Genetics and Evolution from Duke University
    - Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach from Duke University
    - Calculus: Single Variable from the University of Pennsylvania
    - Intermediate Algebra from the University of California, Irvine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daithi View Post
    Coursera now has 5 courses that have been approved for ACE credit recommendations. Here is an article by TechCrunch that covers the details.

    The synopsis is that these MOOCs will be available for actual college credit---

    - Pre-Calculus from the University of California, Irvine
    - Introduction to Genetics and Evolution from Duke University
    - Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach from Duke University
    - Calculus: Single Variable from the University of Pennsylvania
    - Intermediate Algebra from the University of California, Irvine
    Awesome start! Now I hope they start adding some humanities, social sciences and business courses. Still waiting on the mythology course to receive approval...
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    Btw, if anyone would like to see it for themselves here you go: ACE CREDIT | The National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training

    It's sweet to see Coursera on the ACE National Guide now!!!
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    I am also happy to say that I've added Coursera to the DF Wiki: Sources of Credit - Degree Forum Wiki

    Now let's hope that edX follows their lead...
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    It appears that the free Coursera courses won't be eligible for any credit recommendations. Here's how it seems it will work:

    • To be eligible for a credit recommendation, students have to take courses in the "Signature Track" form. For the courses in this set of five where a Signature Track option is online now, the fee is $79, though there's an introductory promotional rate of $49.

    • To be eligible for a credit recommendation, students will also have to use the ProctorU software, which apparently involves granting ProctorU substantial remote control over the user's computer. There have been privacy concerns raised about this process elsewhere on degreeforum. There's an additional fee for this proctoring, $69.

    • One of the first five courses with recommendations, which is listed in Coursera's announcements as "Intermediate Algebra," seems to be the course listed by ACE as "Algebra." This couse doesn't actually have a credit recommendation from ACE at the degree level, rather at the lower "vocational certificate" level. The ACE recommendation reads as follows: "In the vocational certificate category, 3 semester hours in developmental math. This course should not be counted as meeting a college level General Education Requirement for mathematics. (1/13)." This course isn't likely to earn any credit at the Big Three.

    • The only one of the first set of five with an upper-division credit recommendation is Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach. The recommendation is for 2 semester hours. For people looking to fill space in degree plans that are mostly in 3 sh increments, that might be a limitation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Whatley View Post
    It appears that the free Coursera courses won't be eligible for any credit recommendations. Here's how it seems it will work:

    To be eligible for a credit recommendation, students have to take courses in the "Signature Track" form. For the courses in this set of five where a Signature Track option is online now, the fee is $79, though there's an introductory promotional rate of $49.

    To be eligible for a credit recommendation, students will also have to use the ProctorU software, which apparently involves granting ProctorU substantial remote control over the user's computer. There have been privacy concerns raised about this process elsewhere on degreeforum. There's an additional fee for this proctoring, $69.

    One of the first five courses with recommendations, which is listed in Coursera's announcements as "Intermediate Algebra," seems to be the course listed by ACE as "Algebra." This couse doesn't actually have a credit recommendation from ACE at the degree level, rather at the lower "vocational certificate" level. The ACE recommendation reads as follows: "In the vocational certificate category, 3 semester hours in developmental math. This course should not be counted as meeting a college level General Education Requirement for mathematics. (1/13)." This course isn't likely to earn any credit at the Big Three.

    The only one of the first set of five with an upper-division credit recommendation is Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach. The recommendation is for 2 semester hours. For people looking to fill space in degree plans that are mostly in 3 sh increments, that might be a limitation.
    Thank you for raining on our parade. LOL. But you brought up some good points. The only options I found interesting were Bioelectricity and Introduction to Genetics and Evolution. There are already plenty of options for math up to calculus I. It sucks that Bioelectricity is only worth 2 sh. It seems like everyone is hell bent on offering low-level math and statistics courses.
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