Coursera, the leading education platform that in less than three years has reached 10 million students and raised $85 million in venture capital, is being successful with its “Signature Track” service –which securely links coursework to real identities via verified certificates priced between $30 and $100.
- Around 70 % of the upcoming courses have this option enabled.
- “Verified Certificate” is becoming the only option for acknowledgement of course completion, despite protests by many students.
- At present Coursera is receiving more than $1 million per month in revenues from verified certificates.
(edSurge recently wrote an interesting report titled How Does Coursera Make Money)