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How to refer to MOOC on an academic CV? [duplicate]

Quick question for the collective. Is it appropriate to list completion of online courses (eg. Coursera) on your academic CV? I'm in medicine, but want to articulate that I am expanding my skill set ...
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Is a MOOC "degree" worth putting on your resume? [duplicate]

I've read an article about a Chemist who completed another bachelor's degree in Philosophy by finishing free MOOC courses. His new "degree' may not be academically accredited in any Graduate School of ...
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Is an X-Series Certificate from edx useful for graduate school? [duplicate]

I saw a similar question posted on the website, but in my opinion this one is different enough to deserve its own space. Currently, I'm working on a self-paced online course on edX called ANUx: The ...
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Are free online courses worth anything? [duplicate]

There’s a lot of non-traditional ways to learn science without actually going to college. MOOC is the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear of free and certified learning. But are MOOCs worth ...
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What is the value of a Coursera certificate?

I took up an introductory course to forensic science in Coursera, because it was actually the only forensics course I could find that was accessible, however I do wonder if it is worth anything in my ...
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How do the completion of online courses impact a Master's application?

I see places like Coursera, Udacity and EdX offer certificates upon successful completion of course work. Also most of the people doing recorded teaching at these places are famous and well known ...
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Why is an academic CV not the place to sell?

In a comment, ff524 said this (and got confirmed by scaahu, Nate Eldredge below (not to mention the number of votes)): Actually, academic CVs are typically not as sales-pitch-y as non-academic CVs. ...
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How can I gain professional experience for PhD application all by myself?

I love astrophysics and wish to pursue a PhD in a good institute outside my home country India. I did a master in physics (2014) and got a summer project in astrophysics. After my master, I took up ...
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Online courses in standard university curriculums

Does anyone know examples where online courses (or other similar eLearning methods) are currently used effectively in the curriculum of a university?
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Should the website contain information which is discouraged to have in the CV?

Here and there in this site, I get that you should have your own website. It is one way to networking, making you standing out of the crowd. It can also be your extended version of CV or SOP, helping ...
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