"MOOCs are a form of 'direct-to-students' education: Students do not need to enroll in a college or university; offerings are available on-demand to anyone... As with any effort at change in higher education, the emergence of MOOCs has quickly been accompanied by questions about their quality, a key element in their staying power. Are students learning? How do we know? Such discussions often lead to discussion of accreditation, higher education’s primary means of assuring and improving quality. If there is a role for accreditation with MOOCs, what might this be? If accreditation is not an appropriate vehicle for quality review for MOOCs, what is?"
Via EDTECH@UTRGV, QAA