A list of 185 free online courses (MOOCs) offered by leading universities. Most of these free courses offer “certificates” or “statements of completion” as follows:

CC = Certificate of Completion
SA  = Statement of Accomplishment
CM = Certificate of Mastery
C-VA = Certificate, with Varied Levels of Accomplishment
NI – No Information About Certificate Available
NC = No Certificate

http://alternative-educate.blogspot.com/2012/11/free-online-certificate-courses-moocs.html  ]

If you have a spare 23 mins or so, the video available on the HuffPost website is a useful introduction to MOOCs: Cost Friendly College, broadcast on Nov26: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/#r/segment/massive-online-open-courses%2C-moocs/50a427702b8c2a258d000286