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Analysis of 450 MOOC-based microcredentials reveals many options but little consistency

TitleAnalysis of 450 MOOC-based microcredentials reveals many options but little consistency
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPickard, L.
PublisherClass Central
Access Year2018
EditionJuly 18, 2018
Date Published07/2018
Keywordsbusiness models, microcredentials, MOOC
Abstract

One trend Class Central has been keeping tabs on in the MOOC and online learning space is the rise of microcredentials. A microcredential is any one of a number of new certifications that covers more than a single course but is less than a full degree. The edX platform was the first to launch a microcredential, the XSeries, in 2013. Udacity and Coursera followed in 2014 with the Nanodegree and the Specialization, respectively. Every MOOC platform now offers at least one type of microcredential, and some platforms offer as many as three different types. This analysis covers 11 types of microcredentials offered by five MOOC platforms.

URLhttps://www.class-central.com/report/moocs-microcredentials-analysis-2018/
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