$1,000 in Hosting Credit for MOOC Completers

January 14, 2015

Students in edX's Entrepreneurship 101 and 102 courses have a new reason to tough out the 12 to 16 weeks it takes to complete the MOOCs -- $1,000 in Amazon Web Services credit. The $1,000 is the latest incentive used by the massive open online course provider to boost completion rates, which often linger in the single percentage points. Speaking to The Harvard Crimson, course instructor William K. Aulet said the credit -- awarded to students who earn a verified certificate -- is intended to help entrepreneurs host their startups on Amazon's cloud computing platform.

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