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Introducing a Fully Online Bachelor’s Completion Program from the University of North Texas

Introducing a Fully Online Bachelor’s Completion Program from the University of North Texas

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from UNT is the first bachelor’s degree from a U.S university on Coursera  By Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera A four-year degree continues to be regarded as one of the most valued credentials in the job market: An estimated 35% of jobs in the U.S. require at…
Director of Library Assessment transforms her work measuring library performance with Illinois MCS-DS

Director of Library Assessment transforms her work measuring library performance with Illinois MCS-DS

Jen-chien Yu, a student in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Master of Computer Science in Data Science (MCS-DS) program, is a wonderful example of how online learners can immediately start to apply their new knowledge to their professional field. Yu has been able to apply skills in areas of study like Machine Learning, Data…
Getting an MCS Part III – Insights from a CS professor

Getting an MCS Part III – Insights from a CS professor

When preparing to apply for an online MCS, students often ask the essential question – am I prepared for this degree program? In part three of this three part “Getting an MCS” series, we have asked ASU professor Andrea W. Richa to share some insights on the online MCS degree program.  Professor Andrea W. Richa…
Getting an MCS Part II – What is the program like?

Getting an MCS Part II – What is the program like?

When preparing to apply for an online MCS, students often ask the essential question – am I prepared for this degree program? In part two of this three part “Getting an MCS” series, we will be going in-depth on how to prepare for the MCS program once you have applied. Once you have applied to…
Getting an MCS Part I – Can I get in?

Getting an MCS Part I – Can I get in?

When preparing to apply for an online MCS, students often begin by asking themselves if they have the right background for this degree. In part one of this three-part “Getting an MCS” series, we will be providing in-depth answers to some of the typical questions students ask during the application process. Can I get in?…
Taking instructional design to the next level

Taking instructional design to the next level

This past August, Suprita earned the Instructional Design MasterTrack™ Certificate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to completing the program, she was a self-taught instructional designer in India who created content for corporate training programs on subjects like time management and organizational skills. Honing my expertise As a self-taught instructional designer, I was fortunate…
Coursera Launches New Employee Benefit to Cover the Full Cost of Master’s Degrees

Coursera Launches New Employee Benefit to Cover the Full Cost of Master’s Degrees

By Rich Jacquet, Chief People Officer Learn, change, and grow is our mindset at Coursera, and we take learning seriously. Employees have had free access to more than 3,600 courses and certificates on the platform since 2017 and have completed thousands of courses over the years — from the blockbuster AI for Everyone to A…
HSE and Coursera Announce Russia’s First Top-Tier Online Master’s in Data Science

HSE and Coursera Announce Russia’s First Top-Tier Online Master’s in Data Science

By Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera In a digital-first world, Russia is uniquely poised to benefit from learning technology and data science skills, delivered online to meet the needs of learners anywhere. According to McKinsey, over 50% of work activities are at the risk of automation in Russia. This, coupled with demographic challenges…
Solving the “Data Explosion” Problem with University of Illinois Data Mining Pioneer Jiawei Han

Solving the “Data Explosion” Problem with University of Illinois Data Mining Pioneer Jiawei Han

Jiawei Han, a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was recently named a Michael Aiken Chair, one of the University’s highest awards. The endowed chair is the latest honor in Han’s distinguished and pioneering career, with notable accomplishments including creating core data mining algorithms and co-authoring the textbook that is…
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…

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