MOOC platform edX has partnered with top colleges, universities and Fortune 1000 corporations to deliver their latest offering - MicroBachelors programs. These credit-backed credentials are stackable and "deliver immediately transferable skills to meet the real-world needs of employers, while providing a pathway to a full Bachelor’s degree".
Priced at around $166 per credit, the programs are delivered 100% online, have no admissions requirements and are designed for adults without a college degree. Each program comes with real, transferable college credit from one of edX's university credit partners which can be put towards earning a full bachelor's degree.
The first MicroBachelors programs are:
EdX plan to announce additional MicroBachelors programs and new credit pathways that stack into full degree options in the future. To learn more about MicroBachelors programs on edX, visit www.edx.org/microbachelors.
- IT Career Framework from Western Governors University (WGU), which is recognized for credit by WGU.
- Computer Science Fundamentals from New York University (NYU), which is pending recognition for credit by Thomas Edison State University (TESU).
- Professional Writing from Arizona State University (ASU), with additional programs to be announced.