Currently, different employers have different opinions about the value of MOOCs. Some dismiss them as equal to a paid online course where everyone who pays the course fee will end up passing and getting a certificate, no matter how well or how badly they perform in the course. Others recognize the knowledge gained.
Rather than simply displaying a bunch of MOOC certificates on their resume, many learners emphasize the knowledge and skills gained in MOOCs. As well as expertise in the topic, MOOC learners demonstrate self-motivation, time management skills, and the ability to set and meet goals.
As things stand now, you cannot earn official credit or an online degree for free. You will need to enroll and pay through a university. If you already have a relevant degree, you can use MOOCs to develop your expertise in a particular field of interest.
Also see our FAQ: Will I receive any academic course credit for completing a class? https://www.classcentral.com/help/moocs-academic-credit