Is the 3-credit course model still relevant in higher education today?  A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education suggests that students might be as productive--if not more so--in different environments.  Author Rebecca Pope-Ruark persuasively demonstrates how practices common in the software-development world, such as hackathons, innovation time off, and sprint prize competitions can create effective learning opportunities within universities.  As educators, we continually struggle to develop inclusive and innovative curricula but sometimes find ourselves limited by a credit-based system.  As Pope-Ruark's article suggests, perhaps it is time to look beyond our traditional models and learn from our colleagues in other fields.