Edevate - Excelsior College
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Edevate & Excelsior College Partnership
About our Partnership
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) offer an incredible opportunity for students to access some of the finest academic programs in the world but do not usually offer assessment methodologies or credit. Through Edevate's partnership with Excelsior College students that enroll with Edevate can identify MOOCS that offer the precise content that they are interested in, complete the MOOC program free of tuition and then gain academic credit through Excelsior's comprehensive credit by examination program. As a consequence of this innovative partnership students can now use MOOCS to earn transferable credit verifiable through the American Council on Education (ACE) or even a complete regionally accredited degree; an intersection of MOOCS and accredited higher education that most industry commentators had believed to be many years into the future.
By flipping the institution-centric model and evolving the diverse universe of MOOCS into a student and skills centric, outcome orientated, institution-agnostic platform, Edevate compliments and leverages the potential of all MOOCS. Edevate provides students with a centralized repository for their past and current educational achievements and the ability to produce a single transcript which documents not only the academic credit earned by the student but also the skills that they have acquired, a feature of tremendous benefit in seeking employment or career enhancement. To date Edevate has completed a skills analysis of over 2,000 MOOCS and more are being added each day.
Once registered with Edevate students are prompted with suggested courses related to their goals, interests and prior educational experiences while students that are seeking entry to a particular skilled occupation can search for courses desi