GIVING COURSERA CREDIT: Coursera says the American Council on Education (ACE) has agreed to award credit equivalency for five Coursera courses, which means that taking those classes could count toward earning a degree. ACE CREDIT is recognized at some 2,000 schools. Spotting a trend here? Last month, Udacity said it is working on credit-worthy courses with San Jose State on offering courses for credit. A couple of schools (U of Washington and U of Helsinki) have unilaterally said they're exploring offering credit for Coursera courses, too--recent technical glitches notwithstanding. More from GigaOm.