Social media platform LinkedIn announced this week it would begin a pilot program to allow students to display online courses they have completed on their LinkedIn profile. That way, students may be able to market themselves to potential employers by showing them the courses they’ve completed in their field.
This pilot would allow students who complete a MOOC to add the completed course directly to their profile through a certification email, which can then be seen by potential employers and their online connections.
The list of MOOC providers that have agreed to participate includes most of the heavy hitters: Coursera, Udacity, edX, Udemy, and Pearson; Lynda.com and Skillsoft have also signed onto the deal.
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