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How to Maximize Instructional Design to Bridge the Middle-Skills Gap

How to Maximize Instructional Design to Bridge the Middle-Skills Gap

“Middle-skills” jobs –– those that “require more education and training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree” –– continue to go unfilled while aspiring workers lack the training required to move into these jobs. Online education provides a valuable opportunity to bridge this skills gap, helping workers gain the skills…
Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise: Coursera and INSEAD launch new Specialization taught by blockchain pioneer, Don Tapscott

Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise: Coursera and INSEAD launch new Specialization taught by blockchain...

Blockchain is poised to reshape nearly every industry as companies work to increase security and anonymity, drive efficiencies, lower costs, and more. In fact, Gartner forecasts the market opportunity for blockchain to exceed $3.1 trillion between now and 2030, creating considerable demand for blockchain talent. But we don’t just need technical developers who can help…
Updates to Your Learning Experience on Coursera

Updates to Your Learning Experience on Coursera

At Coursera, we’re always working on making your learning experience more rewarding than ever. Our latest updates are designed to provide you with tools that help you make progress on-the-go and stay on track with your courses. New Updates on the Web Notes & Highlighting With this feature, you can highlight and save important parts…
Introducing the Coursera Global Skills Index

Introducing the Coursera Global Skills Index

By Emily Glassberg Sands, Head of Data Science, Coursera Today marks the release of the inaugural Coursera Global Skills Index (GSI), an in-depth look at skill trends and performance around the world, made possible by the millions of learners who come to Coursera to learn and grow. Skills are the foundation of human productivity and…
How Praveen became a Data Scientist by using Coursera

How Praveen became a Data Scientist by using Coursera

2013 B.C. (Before Coursera) When I graduated from college, I joined iNautix in September 2013. During my time there, I trained on mainframes. I’m passionate about programming and loved working on hands-on projects, but I was not completely satisfied in my role. I kept reading about data science — one thing led to another. I…
How Online Education Is Increasing Gender Diversity in STEM

How Online Education Is Increasing Gender Diversity in STEM

By Emily Glassberg Sands, Head of Data Science at Coursera in collaboration with Alan Hickey and Vinod Bakthavachalam, Senior Data Scientists at Coursera At Coursera, we strive to unlock life-transforming learning and credentials for anyone, anywhere. Seventy-five percent of high-school-aged girls say they are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), yet only 28…
Biotechnologist Preps for Grad School with Specializations on Coursera

Biotechnologist Preps for Grad School with Specializations on Coursera

Mrinal is a biotechnologist pursuing his Master of Science in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in Saint Petersburg, Russia. If I could describe the Systems Biology and Biotechnology Specialization in one sentence, it would be: “This course changed my life.” What I Learned I took a lot of courses on Coursera over the years, but one…
“AI for Everyone”: new course from deeplearning.ai now available on Coursera

“AI for Everyone”: new course from deeplearning.ai now available on Coursera

Dear Friends, I am excited to announce the newest course from deeplearning.ai, “AI for Everyone.” It is now available on Coursera. AI is not only for engineers. This non-technical course will help you understand technologies like machine learning and deep learning and spot opportunities to apply AI to problems in your own organization. You will…
Correcting Misconceptions: Time to Close the Tech Sector Gender Gap

Correcting Misconceptions: Time to Close the Tech Sector Gender Gap

With latest workforce data revealing that women make up less than 20% of the IT sector in the UK, and just 25% in the US, the industry is working hard to encourage more diversity. We spoke to two senior computer scientists about why more young women should join the tech revolution: “There’s a perception of…
Is a Graduate Degree Worth It?

Is a Graduate Degree Worth It?

The decision to pursue a graduate education can be a profoundly important one. It’s a big commitment to the next phase of your life, whether that means ascending to the top of your current profession, embarking on a new career, or learning more about a field you’re passionate about. However, for most people, this decision…

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