Leg­is­la­tors in Florida and Cal­i­fornia are pressing to force uni­ver­si­ties to accept credit from MOOC courses, espe­cially if stu­dents can’t get into the in-​​person ver­sions of the courses they need. Peter Stokes, an expert on edu­ca­tion inno­va­tion at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said more such efforts will follow — likely to the alarm of some faculty.

It almost seems to pro­mote the notion that there is this no-​​cost alter­na­tive for higher edu­ca­tion,” he said. “It feeds into the fear that many public insti­tu­tions have that the polit­ical solu­tion to higher edu­ca­tion is to con­tinue to divest.”

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