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    Polk State College
  Feb 25, 2018
Catalog/Handbook 2017-18

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Polk State College offers the following policy regarding online courses taken prior to Polk State enrollment in compliance with F.S. 1004.0961 and Rule 6A-14.0304 - Online Courses. Polk State College recognizes the value of a massive open online course (MOOC) as an alternative mode of learning, especially for developing skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. However, MOOCS cannot be directly transferred to the College for credit-granting purposes. Students seeking credit for a MOOC must contact the institution offering the MOOC to complete the credit requirements at that institution. The credit would then be awarded on that institution's transcript as credit and transferred to Polk State College for credit-transfer consideration.

Other ways MOOCS can produce college credit at Polk State are through the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendation for credit, or the MOOC may contribute to prior learning assessment (PLA) credit as one of the components considered in a PLA portfolio packet.