MITx Virtual Certificates
MITx just opened enrollment for its first online course, Circuits and Electronics. As of now, the course is offering MIT certificates for students who demonstrate their mastery (regular enrollment is also allowed.)
We’re wondering what will these virtual certificates will mean to a future employer, university office, or higher ed application. Will MITx be a symbol of outward entrepreneurial spirit, or perhaps more of a geeky-awesome extracurricular. Thoughts?
If those who hold certificates shine our outshine their counterparts the business world will readily adopt this as a standard. And I think they will.