Coursera courses - pricing?

Discussion in 'Work, Careers, Employment rights, further study' started by Possom, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Possom

    Possom Registered User

    Posts:
    8
    I was looking at the Coursera website for the first time. From what I've read online Coursera courses can be free.

    However, how do I determine if a course is free, and if not, how do I determine the price?

    I has a look at some courses on their site, but I don't see pricing info.

    Ideally, I'd like to get a certificate at the end of any course. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. jpd

    jpd Frequent Poster

    Posts:
    1,408
    From their website

    Certificate courses cost $ 29 - $ 99 and take 4-6 weeks
    Specialization courses $ 39 - $ 79 per month, and take 4-6 months
    Degree courses cost $ 15,000 - $ 25,000 and take 1-3 years

    Again have you not checked the site - I found this info on the "About" page

    There is a free period where you can try out their system but you will not get a certificate at the end.
     
  3. Possom

    Possom Registered User

    Posts:
    8
    I'll have a look at that link now.

    I was looking at Excel courses listed e.g.

    /courses?_facet_changed_=true&languages=en&primaryLanguages=en&query=excel

    the above should be tacked onto the end of the coursera web address. I can't post the full link as I don't have enough AAM posts yet.

    When I went into individual courses I didn't see any pricing info.
     
  4. jpd

    jpd Frequent Poster

    Posts:
    1,408
    I think you have to setup an account and then at the enrol stage, they will show the price
     
  5. Possom

    Possom Registered User

    Posts:
    8
    Okay.
     
  6. Leo

    Leo Moderator

    Posts:
    9,101
    Certificates from the likes of Coursera are virtually worthless in the real world.
     
  7. John Sipos

    John Sipos Registered User

    Posts:
    30
    Ya, but they're good just to learn on the cheap
     
  8. career_move

    career_move Registered User

    Posts:
    7
    Absolutely agree - if you are going to go for certification, it needs to be an industry recognised one.

    Agree with this too, and also great to refresh skills you may have forgotten over the years !!