Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Crowd Sourced Accreditation to shake up the staid world of traditional education says ALISON CEO

IRISHMAN Mike Feerick likes to stir things up, writes Andrew Trounson in The Australian. He was running the world’s first massive open online courses before the MOOC acronym was born.

And, unlike most MOOCs, his free online education site ALISON is making money.

But an even bigger disruptive force is on the way.

Feerick calls it crowd-sourced accreditation and says it will pose a threat to vested interests among established educational institutions, where accreditation has long been seen as the ace in the hand.


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