California Bill Allowing Credit for MOOCs Passes Senate

California state senators voted unanimously last Thursday to pass Senate Bill 520 (SB 520), despite opposition from faculty at California Community CollegesCalifornia State University, and University of California. The bill establishes incentive grant programs for the state's public universities and colleges to develop online courses on massive open online course (MOOC) platforms, such as Udacity and Coursera, as a way of reducing the bottleneck for required gateway courses.


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