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Coursera Becomes Part of General Services Administration Listing

Coursera Becomes Part of General Services Administration Listing

Now Any Federal Government Agency Can Easily Engage Coursera for Upskilling Projects  By Kevin Mills, Head of Government Partnerships  Approximately 400,000 Federal employees will need to be reskilled by FY 2021, according to the Office of Management and Budget. That’s nearly 20% of the government’s current workforce.  Today, we are excited to announce an agreement…
Q3 2020 Coursera for Business Quarterly Product Release

Q3 2020 Coursera for Business Quarterly Product Release

By Shwetabh Mittal, Senior Director, Product Management The great lockdown caused by COVID-19 has accelerated the need for digital skills. Companies are reallocating their digital talent to stay competitive and dedicating more time and resources to helping their employees learn about digital technologies. The pandemic has had an even bigger impact on higher education: around 1.6…
Modernizing Workforce Development Programs for the Jobs of the Future

Modernizing Workforce Development Programs for the Jobs of the Future

By Kevin Mills, Head of Government Partnerships  COVID-19 is reshaping the labor market. The devastating economic slowdown caused by the pandemic has impacted hundreds of millions of workers globally and eliminated nearly half of jobs. In the United States, unemployment remains high, while job vacancies have started to disappear due to accelerated automation. For all…
Guided Projects Offering Becomes the Fastest to Reach One Million Enrollments on Coursera

Guided Projects Offering Becomes the Fastest to Reach One Million Enrollments on Coursera

Enterprise offering now includes private authoring of Guided Projects, courses, and assessments  By Shravan Goli, Chief Product Officer and Namit Yadav, General Manager, Rhyme The pandemic has accelerated the rate of digital transformation among institutions, creating an urgent need to support skills development in new ways. With face-to-face training not possible in the current environment,…
Upskilling During Difficult Times: How Do We Keep Employees Learning from Home?

Upskilling During Difficult Times: How Do We Keep Employees Learning from Home?

By Rich Jacquet, Coursera Chief People Officer What is the future of learning and development? The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly and dramatically disrupted workforces around the world, leading to changes in the very fabric of how we work, collaborate, and learn on the job. Companies are adapting by streamlining workforces and shifting to remote models.…
Announcing the Coursera 2020 Global Skills Index

Announcing the Coursera 2020 Global Skills Index

By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO, Coursera In a few short months, COVID-19 has profoundly reshaped our world. The economic devastation has been staggering, affecting the lives of more than 555 million workers and 200 million higher education students. As we begin to revive jobs and economies, it will be important to understand the impact of the…
Accelerating Curiosity: Novartis’ Integrated Approach to Employee Learning

Accelerating Curiosity: Novartis’ Integrated Approach to Employee Learning

By Steve Sitek, Head of U.S. Learning, Novartis  There’s nothing better than a personalized experience, curtailed to our unique needs and wants. Those experiences are why social media platforms are now highly customized to our likes/dislikes, why we’re welcomed by name when we log in to our online banking platform, and why restaurants remember our…
Two Steps for L&D to Drive Digital Transformation Post-COVID

Two Steps for L&D to Drive Digital Transformation Post-COVID

By Vinod Bakthavachalam, Senior Data Scientist and Adam Lewis, Skills Transformation Consultant With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing companies to transition to remote work, employees are adapting to new realities. Trying to balance work with life responsibilities during shelter-in-place has led to a decline in productivity for many and uncertainty about the future. Anxiety has risen,…
Q2 Coursera for Business Quarterly Product Release

Q2 Coursera for Business Quarterly Product Release

By Shwetabh Mittal, Senior Director, Product Management The world has changed a great deal since I last posted. I hope all readers of this blog are well and safe during these unprecedented times.  We continue to enhance the Coursera platform in response to data and your feedback, as we strive to create and deliver the…
What’s new on Coursera for Business – April 2020

What’s new on Coursera for Business – April 2020

By Adam Lewis, Skills Transformation Consultant As we continue to adapt to the new norm, here are 114 new courses and projects to pick out what’s important to you.  You can try out Yale’s latest insights on why your Facebook friend is wrong about the stats they’re sharing. Or find your purpose with Michigan’s course…

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