Is Time Up for the Credit Hour?

Distance Education Report

How do we know if a student has learned enough to attain a degree or credential?  Likely, the answer is currently phrased in the form of credit hours:  64 semester hours to earn an associate’s degree, 128 semester hours to earn a bachelor’s degree, and so on.  But the credit hour, the most widely-used currency of determining work put in toward a degree, was never intended to measure student learning at all.

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