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How much does a Coursera certificate weigh?

  1. Sep 1, 2015 #1
    Now a days coursera and edx courses are becoming popular. I too did few courses. I am just curious how much the Universities consider these courses as supplements with college regular degrees for admission for Ph.D or getting into Postdoc.
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  3. Sep 1, 2015 #2
    They are useless for that purpose.
  4. Sep 1, 2015 #3

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    I dunno...maybe half an ounce?

    As Micro says, they are useless for this.
  5. Sep 7, 2015 #4


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    Universities have to protect their business model. They are not about to recognize their competition willingly. Eventually they will be forced to as industry goes in that direction, but it's a slow process. Alternative credentialing is inevitable, but academia will be the last to get there.
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