Yeah I call bullshit....
It may be a nice, fun, interesting course, but ALL it really is is just bait advertising to get more paying customers to take up the $$$$$$ course at the university.
I am all for studying and diversifying and churning up the adaptive mental process's, but many of these bullshit "free and open" online university courses are badly run, the course work is a fucking mess, and many of them are just arseholes hopping on the "Open University" bandwagon - serving up worthless add-hoc shit in the process, that leads to no specific qualification or certifiable capability.
Q: Will I get acknowledgment for completion?
You will not receive any official certificate or accreditation for the course. But you will receive some awesome looking badges that will be displayed on your OpenLearning profile!
Ohhhh fuck!!! I will receive some AWESOME looking badges on my E - profile...... Truly awesome.
That is a bullshit artists way of saying we are too slack to work on a trust based system and go that little bit extra, and give the certificate as a qualification in it's own right, AND it's the first step in a range of qualifications in the whole subject or the branching specialisations.
I do think it's worth being constantly enrolled and doing something challenging and worthwhile, but the end result is that sometimes I want to have the paperwork to prove that I have understood the subject and can implement the understanding, in a useful, and cost effective way.
And most of the "Open University" courses and the people who come out with the bullshit, are just a fucking waste of time.