Fiona Hollands


Fiona Hollands, Ph.D., is the Associate Director and Senior Researcher at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on optimizing the use of resources in education by assessing costs as well as effectiveness, benefits or utility of educational programs, practices and strategies.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • MOOC-Based Alternative Credentials: What’s the Value for the Learner?
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    With learners today earning more substantive credentials and, in some cases, academic credits through MOOCs, the authors designed a study to investigate the benefits and costs to learners who are engaging in a series of open, online courses that provide a culminating nondegree credential.