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Charter Oak State College is the latest institution to grant college credit to learners in select massive open online courses offered by edX. In January, learners who take two computer science MOOCs offered by the University of California at Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can pay the college $100 a credit hour to receive credit -- provided they score an 80 or higher in the course and pay to have their identity verified. The course lineup will expand as more courses are approved for credit, the college said in a press release.

Charter Oak, an online institution that is a member of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, is the latest college to award credit for prior learning gained from MOOCs. Unlike Arizona State University, which plans to offer a year's worth of credit through its Global Freshman Academy program, Charter Oak did not announce plans to create any of its own MOOCs that can be taken for credit.