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Education and Coronavirus: Lessons From Emergency Remote Teaching

Education and Coronavirus: Lessons From Emergency Remote Teaching

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By Matthew Rascoff In recent months, almost every university in the world has shifted to emergency remote teaching—a kind of “first aid” for higher education in a pandemic. When the Chinese government closed all higher education institutions in early February, Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in Kunshan, China, was among the first universities to make this…
Sydney’s Career Story: Turning a Setback into a Step Forward

Sydney’s Career Story: Turning a Setback into a Step Forward

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Being laid off from a job is never easy, and it’s become an all-too-common experience for so many during COVID-19. When it happened to Sydney, she used it as an opportunity to pursue her passion for learning more about marketing. She gained new skills, and began volunteering for a non-profit. Seven weeks later, she’d landed…
How Ken’s using Guided Projects to continue building in-demand career skills

How Ken’s using Guided Projects to continue building in-demand career skills

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Meet Ken, a workforce management specialist and instructor who’s learning on Coursera while living in Ireland. In a recent interview, he spoke with us about how he’s using Guided Projects—Coursera’s new short, hands-on learning experiences—to continue building relevant career skills.   Ken, thank you for taking the chance to talk with us! Can you start by…
Announcing the Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate from IBM

Announcing the Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate from IBM

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By Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer at Coursera  With businesses rapidly moving their operations to the cloud and consumers demanding better data protection, the cybersecurity industry is facing a significant talent shortage. In fact, 3.5 million IT security roles are likely to go unfilled by 2021.  To address this talent shortage, we are excited to…
Discover how the Google IT Support Professional Certificate helped Jason pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science

Discover how the Google IT Support Professional Certificate helped Jason pursue a Bachelor’s degree...

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My name is Jason Niro, and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I graduated from Bay State College, in Boston, with a bachelor’s degree in entertainment management with a recording arts concentration. After graduation, I moved to Southern California to pursue a career as an Audio Engineer. While I was interning at a few record…
Capgemini Partners with Coursera to Upskill Employees and Promote a Culture of Lifelong Learning

Capgemini Partners with Coursera to Upskill Employees and Promote a Culture of Lifelong Learning

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By Anthony Tattersall, Senior Director of Enterprise, EMEA at Coursera We are excited to announce that Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology, and engineering services, has partnered with Coursera to offer high-quality learning to its employees. Starting today, Capgemini’s employees in nearly 50 countries will have access to 4,000 courses on Coursera…
Welcoming Ken Hahn as our Chief Financial Officer

Welcoming Ken Hahn as our Chief Financial Officer

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By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO Coursera I am fortunate to be working alongside a leadership team that cares deeply about fulfilling our mission and finding ways to better serve our learners, partners, and customers. Today, I am excited to share that Ken Hahn has joined this team as Coursera’s Chief Financial Officer. Ken joins Coursera during…
A memo Coursera CEO and executives sent to employees earlier today reaffirming Coursera’s actions to address racial injustice through learning

A memo Coursera CEO and executives sent to employees earlier today reaffirming Coursera’s actions...

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Team, We are all hurt and outraged by the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and by the bigotry that Christian Cooper experienced in New York City. These racist acts bring to the forefront the fears and injustices that Black Americans have faced every day for generations. As I shared with…
Helping college and university students regain control of their learning amid the pandemic with free access to Coursera

Helping college and university students regain control of their learning amid the pandemic with...

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By Shravan Goli, Chief Product Officer, Coursera   Nearly 70% of the world’s students remain impacted by campus closures due to the coronavirus. Among them are hundreds of millions of students in colleges and universities around the world. Uncertain of when they will be able to fully return to campus, and with many summer internships…
Announcing Guided Projects: Gain Job-Relevant Skills with Short, Hands-On Learning Experiences

Announcing Guided Projects: Gain Job-Relevant Skills with Short, Hands-On Learning Experiences

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By Namit Yadav, General Manager, Rhyme In our research interviews, we find that learners consistently share their desire to work on projects that will demonstrate to employers their ability to apply a skill, or use a tool like Google Sheets, Python, or TensorFlow. In addition, educational psychology research shows that projects help students learn how…

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