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On Track for Success: From a MasterTrack™ Certificate to a Master’s Degree

On Track for Success: From a MasterTrack™ Certificate to a Master’s Degree

At Yale University, Kelly is deeply engaged with both sides of the education process. By day, she supports students and assists a professor with coursework and research. By night, she works to complete her online courses. Her academic environment has influenced her motivation to continue her own studies.  By studying the intersection of tech and…
Xunjing Wu on a Mid-career Switch to Computer Science

Xunjing Wu on a Mid-career Switch to Computer Science

Halfway through her first year in MCIT Online, Wu says she’s already considering applying for a product management role. Xunjing Wu posing in front of Mt. Rainier. Xunjing Wu was working as a GIS analyst in a global infrastructure company in 2015 when she signed up for her very first computer science course online. With…
Redefine What’s Possible With Coursera

Redefine What’s Possible With Coursera

Every day, 43 million (and counting!) Coursera learners are redefining what’s possible.  From dorm rooms to lunch breaks, learners like Emmanuel, Kelly, Tristen, and Kara saw the opportunity to take a goal and turn it into a new reality.  We’re proud to be a global community where anyone, anywhere can come to Coursera to find…
Universidad de los Andes Will Develop Latin America’s First Top-Tier Online Master’s in Software Engineering on Coursera

Universidad de los Andes Will Develop Latin America’s First Top-Tier Online Master’s in Software...

By Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera Automation and technology are disrupting jobs worldwide while also  creating a strong demand for software engineering and IT professionals, and Latin America is no exception. The region currently has an estimated shortage of nearly 450,000 IT professionals, with a gap of more than 25,000 individuals in Colombia…
University of Illinois Launches New Specialization on Coursera to Increase Access to Online Master of Computer Science Degree

University of Illinois Launches New Specialization on Coursera to Increase Access to Online Master...

By Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera Although computing roles are among the highest-paying jobs today, historically just under three percent of college graduates have earned a computer science (CS) degree. That has translated into a shallow talent pool for an industry that is projected to add more than half a million jobs by…
5 Ingredients of an Entrepreneurial Mindset – According to Top Innovators

5 Ingredients of an Entrepreneurial Mindset – According to Top Innovators

Whether you’re building your startup or pursuing “intrapreneurial” ventures within an established company, the journey of an innovator can be a rollercoaster of thrilling highs – and challenging lows. That’s why success isn’t just about having an entrepreneurial skillset – it’s about having the right mindset to carry you through the inevitable tough times.  You…
5 Essential skills of an Entrepreneur (Or Intrapreneur) in 2019

5 Essential skills of an Entrepreneur (Or Intrapreneur) in 2019

In today’s fast-paced digital economy, innovation is everything. Whether you’re an entrepreneur building a startup from scratch or an “intrapreneur” innovating within an established company, the ability to develop a new idea from concept to successful execution can open up exciting – and lucrative – career opportunities.  Becoming a successful entrepreneur (or intrapreneur) requires a…
Imperial Research Teaching Fellow Helps Create “Alarm System” For Dengue Outbreaks

Imperial Research Teaching Fellow Helps Create “Alarm System” For Dengue Outbreaks

Dengue is the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne viral illness in the world, and has become a leading cause of morbidity in many tropical and subtropical regions – including outbreaks in recent years in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and other Latin American countries. The direct impact of these outbreaks is exacerbated by the stress they place…
4 Key Skills for Successful Computer Science Learning

4 Key Skills for Successful Computer Science Learning

The University of Pennsylvania’s Online Master of Computing and Information Technology (MCIT) is a one-of-a-kind degree designed for students without a computer science background. MCIT Online helps professionals in any field leverage data mining, machine learning, and other cutting-edge technologies to further their careers.  Wondering how MCIT Online will fit into your life? Take this…
Imperial Researchers Address Parasitic Disease in Ethiopia

Imperial Researchers Address Parasitic Disease in Ethiopia

Millions of people in low-income countries live with debilitating diseases such as schistosomiasis caused by parasitic worms. But despite having impacts similar in scale to malaria and tuberculosis, treatment of these neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) caused by parasites receive much less funding for treatment and research. A new initiative led by Imperial College of London…

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