MOOC certificates could cost students up to $150 per month
The massive open online course (MOOC) platform Udacity will no longer offer completion certificates for free, the company announced this week.
While students can still take the courses for free, Udacity is discontinuing its "non-identity-verified" certificates. Anyone hoping to earn a certificate proving they mastered material in a MOOC must instead pay for a verified certificate. Students can keep the certificates they have already earned.
The change, effective May 16, is to help employers take MOOCs more seriously, Udacity's founder Sebastian Thrun said...