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Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates

Posted: 4/17/2014 - 09:16 AM

from The Chronicle - Wired Campus Blog
April 17, 2014
by Steve Kolowich

The MOOC provider, Udacity, has announced that they will no longer provide free certificates for course completion.  “Discontinuing the ‘free’ certificates has been one of the most difficult decisions we’ve made,” wrote Sebastian Thrun, Udacity’s founder, in a blog post about the policy change. “We know that many of our hardworking students can’t afford to pay for classes. At the same time, we cannot hope that our certificates will ever carry great value if we don’t make this change.”

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