Three Ways to Use MOOCs to Advance Your Career
by Walter Frick
The vast majority of people who sign up for a MOOCâa massive open online courseânever complete it. More than 50% consume less than half of the courseâs content. This is wrongly viewed as evidence that MOOCs donât work, that people are dropping off and not getting value. The assumption behind that conclusion is that you have to complete a whole, semester-long course to get value from online education. As a MOOC addict, I can tell you: Thatâs not true. Instead, Iâve found there are at least three good ways to learn from MOOCs, depending on your goals and the time you plan to spend.
Complete the course
In some cases, it makes sense to go for a certificate, which ...