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  • Higher ed systems in 10 states turn to Coursera

    The Wall Street Journal - 05/30/2013

    Legislators in Florida and California are pressing to force universities to accept credit from MOOC courses, especially if students can’t get into the in-person versions of the courses they need. Peter Stokes, an expert on education innovation at Northeastern University, said more such efforts will follow — likely to the alarm of some faculty.

    “It almost seems to promote the notion that there is this no-cost alternative for higher education,” he said. “It feeds into the fear that many public institutions have that the political solution to higher education is to continue to divest.”