During the past weeks we were involved in a lot of discussion related to the accreditation of MOOCs. In Europe, the universities and policy makers are looking for solutions to give students (ECTS) credits for a MOOC that they have taken. However, they maybe fighting the wrong fight: MOOC providers like Udacity and Coursera team up with a number of large companies who take their MOOCs serious as credentials. This seems like the classical business innovation model in the internet: cut out the middle men!
More information on this topic can be found here. (link to the Chronicle of Higher Education)