W3C’s ongoing mission is to make the Web better and one other way to enable this is to offer high quality training programs as a way to increase the skills of Web developers and empower them to become the next leaders and innovators on the Web.
W3C has recently expanded its Training Program with the edX partnership that resulted in the creation of W3Cx. The first MOOC to be offered on that platform is Learn HTML from W3C (W3Cx HTML5.1a). This exciting 6-week course starts on 1 June 2015 and has been built by Michel Buffa who was the creator and instructor of the HTML5 Course on W3DevCampus. We think that the learning experience that you will have will result in a dramatic increase in your knowledge of HTML5. While you can sign up for the course on the Honor System, I would encourage you to sign up for a Verified Certificate as it provides a mark of distinction for you, the W3C Seal of Approval.
In fact, on W3DevCampus, we were asked by students of our courses to recognize the fact that they had successfully completed the course, so we did that via Open Badges in addition to certificates of completion. People who have earned these badges tell us they make a difference for them as they enter the job market, change opportunities or seek new clients. We believe employers will soon be asking for marks of distinction such as Verified Certificates.
One last comment for your consideration. We are making this a special offer course from a pricing perspective. W3C has set a price for Verified Certificates at $129 per course. For this inaugural course on W3Cx we are offering these at $99 which is an even better bargain!
We look forward to seeing you sign up for this exciting course and the many more that W3C will be offering in the coming years.