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Free, Open Online Courses As A First Step Toward A Degree: A MOOC2Degree initiative

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MOOC2Degree can help you achieve your academic goals, giving you the opportunity to try online learning for free. Academic Partnerships is collaborating with many of its 40 public university partners to launch the MOOC2Degree initiative which provides you with free, open online courses that lead to academic credit as a first step toward your degree.
The following universities are some of the early participants in Academic Partnerships’ MOOC2Degree initiative. Students who successfully complete a MOOC2Degree course earn academic credits toward a degree, based upon criteria established by participating universities. Additional university partners are joining the initiative in the months ahead as they work through the processes of providing MOOCs. Specific MOOC course listings will be coming soon.

Cleveland State University
Now you can discover a university that’s different, that’s all about you. Now you can shape your future with CSU’s engaged learning, which directly connects you with your professors, with real-world career opportunities, with future employers and with a rewarding life. Now is the time to explore CSU: We’re young, agile, smart, and on the rise, JUST LIKE YOU.

Lamar University
For over 90 years, Lamar University has focused on providing students with opportunities to grow their career through high-quality education. Named after Mirabeau B. Lamar, the founder of public education in Texas, Lamar remains deeply committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with an outstanding education. At our university, your education is our commitment.

University of Arkansas System
Embracing and expanding the historic trust inherent in the land-grant philosophy, the University of Arkansas System provides communities in Arkansas with access to academic and professional opportunities, develops intellectual growth and cultural awareness in its students, and applies knowledge and research skills to an ever-changing human condition.

University of Cincinnati
Since its founding in 1819, the University of Cincinnati has been the source of many discoveries creating positive change for society. Today, UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission, and is ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges.

University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
A leader in distance education, UT Arlington College of Nursing has received national recognition for its online course offerings. Within an environment of collegiality, faculty have embraced new technologies to enhance classroom and clinical teaching. We are committed to excellence in teaching, research, clinical practice, community service, collaboration and leadership.

University of West Florida
The University of West Florida has a central mission: empower each individual with the opportunity to responsibly and creatively contribute to a complex world. Founded in 1967, UWF is recognized for a commitment to academic success. Our students receive individualized assistance from a world-class faculty and our learning environment fosters creativity and empowerment.

Utah State University
No other place provides the complete package quite like USU: top-notch academics, nationally recognized research, Division I athletics, and more than 200 student clubs and organizations, all on the oldest residential campus in the state. In fact, USU is the #1 public university in the West (and top five in the nation) for lowest tuition on Forbes‘ list of America’s Best College Buys (2011).

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