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Blog // Connect Michigan

Free Online Courses Gaining Popularity and Certification Potential

By Wil Payton

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are all the rage in the education technology arena. Free online courses have attracted thousands of learners worldwide during the past year. Thirty-three prominent schools have signed on with Coursera, a leading MOOC provider. Many more colleges and universities are exploring ways to leverage courses at their institutions. The latest MOOC trend is certification. Users are looking to document course completion to augment their professional credentials. Below is an excerpt from a Washington Post article detailing the evolution of MOOC certification initiatives: For less than $100, a student who takes a...

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