Six universities discuss global credit transfer system for MOOCs

January 6, 2016

Six universities from Canada, the USA, Europe, and Australia are discussing establishing a system that allows MOOCs to be recognized and accredited between partner institutions. This would ideally allow students to take courses with a number of different institutions to complete a module. Delft University of Technology Vice-President of Education and Operations Anka Mulder explains that “universities can only consider integrating a MOOC in a regular programme if it is good quality and produced by a reliable university they know and have worked with before,” and so the development of such a system will require work in defining and testing the weight and level of various MOOCs. “The potential of this scheme is huge, but we need to think about it clearly,” Mulder added. Times Higher Education