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2015-09-04

MOOC watch: Cheating is rife in free online courses

Cheaters have exploited a weakness in massive open online courses (MOOCs) to fraudulently obtain certificates.

EdX Users Cheat Through MOOC-Specific Method, Study Says | News | The Harvard Crimson

Roughly 1 percent of certificates granted by Harvard’s and MIT’s school-specific edX platforms were earned by users engaging in a new form of cheating.

16 Questions About Thought Leadership and Open Online Learning | Technology and Learning | InsideHigherEd

16 Questions About Thought Leadership and Open Online Learning
September 1, 2015 – 9:00pm
By
Joshua Kim

Micro-Credentials: The Future of Professional Learning

Like students, educators deserve a clear map of what they need to know and be able to do,
multiple ways to learn, and options for demonstrating mastery. In most cases we think progress will be marked with a stackable series of micro-credentials. A system of micro-credentials is how educators will be prepared and how they will be recognized for their professional learning.

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