moocnewsandreviews.comBy Robert McGuire. It’s not quite MOOCs approved for credit, but it’s getting closer.
Saylor.org
, a nonprofit that offers free, self-paced online courses, has gotten three courses approved for transfer credit at seven accredited colleges and  universities.
The five-year-old initiative’s Corporate Communications, Western Political Thought and Business Law & Ethics courses have passed muster with the National College Credit Recommendation Service, a regional accrediting agency run by the New York State Board of Regents, and they are now good for three transfer credits each at schools that  have committed to recognizing them. The courses are free, though there is a $25 fee for an online service to proctor the final exam. Read more...