Recontextualizing educational resources enables a litmus test for credentialism

In order to get a sense of how much value one is placing on credentials compared to quality of contents in the context of educational resources, one can try to imagine the resources being offered in a formal or informal setting. If a university course was turned into a MOOC, would it lose its value? If a MOOC was turned into a university course, would it gain value? The magnitude of the contrast indicates how much one adopted credentialism. This can similarly be adapted to gauge the value-add of a brand for a product or the value-add of an authority for an argument.