Moocs: international credit transfer system edges closer
Universities are set to pilot a global credit transfer system that will allow students to use courses taken online to count towards their degrees. Six universities from Australia, Europe, Canada and the US are seeking to establish a new alliance in which each organisation’s massive open online courses (Moocs) are formally accredited by partner institutions. The proposed scheme could be similar to the European Credit Transfer System, which enables universities to recognise marks gained by students while studying at other institutions within the European Union. Read more.