MOOCs & MOOCites everywhere take notice... Antioch University is now the first to grant official credits to students who successfully complete Coursera courses. Learn more here.
Antioch President Tex Boggs had the following to say:
“Coursera provides an unprecedented opportunity, for both nontraditional and traditional students, to access rigorous higher education courses at a time and place that is convenient to them. By working closely with Coursera and their university partners, Antioch University Los Angeles will offer to those who choose to enroll in Coursera MOOCs an opportunity to earn university credit at an affordable cost."
Currently, the only courses available for credit to Antioch students are two courses developed by UPenn: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, and Greek and Roman Mythology. There are plans to offer more courses for credit in the near future and to expand the for-credit courses beyond their initial pilot and to offer them to learners nationwide.