Higher Education

First MOOC Accredited Degree: Masters in Computer Science at Georgia Tech

CrunchU, you’re now below the fold.

Georgia Tech teamed up with Udacity and AT&T to offer the first accredited masters degree in computer science through MOOCs. In terms of pricing, they’re still testing the market, but the magic number appears to be below $7,000. If you’d like to read the official press release, you may do so here.

What do you think accreditation and tuition will mean for MOOC attrition rates? Does $7,000 seem like a fair price? What’s your perspective on this latest move in MOOCs?

Timothy A. Lepczyk

Tim is an instructional technologist and former librarian. On the side, he writes fiction and poetry, and publishes the magazine Scintilla. You can follow him on Twitter at @thirdcoast.

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How much I would pay would depend on another question: Would you hire? When a number of companies needs an I.T. manager and looks at one of these degrees and says, “That’s good enough for me,” then we’ll have a better sense of their value.

Robert McGuire
Editor, MOOC News and Reviews


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