CA Bill Mandates Credit for Online MOOC-style Courses to Fill Gaps in Availability

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June 10, 2013 by marceladevivo

The state of California has recently approved a bill (SB 520) that mandates statewide open online courses be approved for college and high school credit. By requiring that these courses be open to all students who require them and cannot get access to them in their own schools, the bill positions 20 MOOC-like courses to become credited by high schools and colleges across the state.

The bill dictates that students who are shut out of a high school or college classrooms due to a lack of space in that class, must be allowed to take the same course in an online or non-classroom format…

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