The ConversationMajor barriers still stand in the way of Australian universities giving students credit for completing Massive Open Online Courses say local analysts, despite Coursera signing up Los Angeles-based Antioch University under a for-credit licensing deal. The comments come as Deakin University told The Australian it would launch its own MOOC as an extension to its online strategy, which could include non-Deakin material and an international partner.
Deakin joins the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, University of Western Australia, La Trobe and the University of NSW in embracing open online courses. The deal signed between Antioch University and Coursera will see the university pay Coursera to allow its Bachelor of Arts students to complete online courses from other universities and gain credit towards their degree. More...