ACE to Assess Potential of MOOCs, Evaluate Courses for Credit-Worthiness | Create, Innovate & Evaluate in Higher Education |

American Council on Education (ACE) announced a wide-ranging research and evaluation effort that will examine the academic potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Working with institutional leaders, organizations like Coursera and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and supported by generous funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ACE will leverage its position as the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions to identify and answer questions about the disruptive potential of this new and innovative approach to higher education.


The University of Illinois is taking part in the research project: