In China, online degrees on hold, even as MOOCs rise

From EdSurge: “With China muscling its way into the first ranks as a global power in science and technology … surpassing the U.S. in PhD graduates in science and engineering, and on its way to outperforming all other nations in science and technology academic citations—I was puzzled to discover that China is on hold in offering online higher ed degrees. In fact, the country has no institution that is approved to deliver online degrees, even though it has moved rapidly to embrace MOOCs, free or low-cost online courses offered to millions throughout the country. … To earn a fully-accredited degree, students in online pilot programs must take additional exams to qualify—credentials that don’t carry the same academic standing as those awarded on campus.”

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