I'm looking for an entry-levels job, and (almost) all my relevant skills come from online courses on coursera.org How should I list these in my resume/CV? Should I create a section 'Continuing Education' and list there courses and, for every course, list of skills acquired via this course. Or should I list skills in a separate section (is it even appropriate to call them 'skills' if I haven't practiced them in a real work?)
I have a 'Training & Certifications' section on my resume where I list any relevant Coursera courses, company-sponsored training, certifications, etc. Though, I would only list Coursera courses for which I completed all assignments and received a 'completion certificate' at the end.
Whether an employer will care about your online training or not just depends. If you recently completed a Coursera course in a new language/technology/etc. that the employer is using, that's probably relevant. Classes in completely unrelated subjects you took for your own personal edification should probably be left off.
What do you have to show from taking these courses? Was there a test or evaluation at the end which certifies that you took and passed the course? Have you built some projects using those technologies?
Recruiters are looking for something concrete. Getting a university degree in a certain discipline carries with it the weight of the institution. If you are self-taught via online courses and you can demonstrate work (employed or on your own) based on that coursework, that also carries weight.
If all you can say is that you have taken some courses, that isn't likely to get you very far. It may get your resume past the buzz-word filters, but the first qualified reviewer to take a look at it is likely to pull the plug.