Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Competency exam certificate now available for MITx Introduction to Biology course - MIT Office of Digital Learning

The new option for online learners tests subject mastery and provides meaningful certificates for one of the most popular MITx courses. One of the most popular MITx on edX courses now challenges online learners to put their knowledge to the test. MITx 7.00x (Introduction to Biology – The Secret of Life), which has been an exciting educational option for learners to engage with biology since 2013, now offers a rigorous competency exam certificate. The next competency exam opens on Feb. 21 and is available to learners enrolled in the verified-certificate track. The competency exam is designed to test a learner’s mastery of the course learning objectives, tying together techniques and materials from different topics to provide a more thorough and robust means of evaluating online learners — and a more meaningful certificate for those who excel. http://news.mit.edu/2016/competency-exam-available-for-mitx-introduction-to-biology-0103

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