MOOCs and your CV

MOOCs (or Massive Open Online Courses) are quickly becoming a popular way to take free courses and gain extra skills in your spare time (e.g., Coursera and EdX). Recently, I was revising my CV for a teaching-related opportunity and was faced with the question – is it appropriate to put MOOCs on your CV?

This being a relatively newer professional dilemma, I turned to the internet to scan for opinions. Mostly I found websites soliciting reader feedback and discussion. The general consensus was “it can’t hurt” but may depend on how the course is presented on your CV, the employer’s opinion of MOOCs in general, and how relevant it is. Ultimately, I decided to go for it and if you do as well, here are some helpful links I came across: