I wanted to take up a MOOC course as my elective module. It showed that it's self-paced and free unless you want a verified certificate from the University. When I was in the middle of the course, it showed the contents are blocked and I have to verify (pay for the verified certificate) to continue the course. I just wasted my time in this. Why do you even claim "free" when in actuality, it's not free? Bad business!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend