This item from the online publication Inside Higher Education caught our attention: “It was last December, and the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay’s holiday break had begun. But Alex Stenner, a sophomore and human biology major there, spent his two weeks off earning three credits from the university. And he did it without attending a single class… at a total cost of $90.” The fairly lengthy article talks MOOCs, DSST, CLEP testing, and alternative approaches to accumulating college credits.
(From UWGB Inside Newroom: news.uwgb.edu/log-news/mediacoverage/02/04/national-publication-cites-uwgb-student-in-look-at-changing-marketplace/)
Original story can be found at http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/04/free-online-course-providers-pair-credit-bearing-exams