Free College Credit

TitleFree College Credit
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFunke, RD, Boxall, SF, Funke, MB, Myers, GA, Potthast, A
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2012
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , education
AbstractWith the cost of college tuition soaring, some students and employers are looking for new ways to acquire knowledge. One ways are free college courses, offered by Harvard and MIT, in which students get a certificate of completion rather that college credit. Other companies have gone a step further and are working on provide more widely accepted college credit for free online content by working with the American Council for Education. Muddying the waters are online universities that offer "internationally accredited courses" that often turn out not to be accepted by either employers or universities as valid. With the outflow of free online courses, many still question the value of an education provided without classrooms or professors.
NotesCase from the 2012 Regional Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
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