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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

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…
Coursera Appoints ACE President Ted Mitchell to Board of Directors

Coursera Appoints ACE President Ted Mitchell to Board of Directors

Today, we proudly welcome Ted Mitchell, a leading voice in higher education and former federal policymaker, as a director on the Coursera board. Ted currently serves as president of the American Council on Education (ACE), the country’s largest higher education association, whose mission is to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. Previously,…
Johns Hopkins trains 22,000 contact tracers on Coursera in the first week

Johns Hopkins trains 22,000 contact tracers on Coursera in the first week

By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO Coursera On May 11, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health launched a free course on Coursera, COVID-19 Contact Tracing, to help states expand their contact tracing capacity by training thousands of contact tracers. This is a crucial step in meeting their recommendation for more than 100,000 additional contact tracers…
Coursera Partners with ATP To Help Players Learn New Skills During Tour Suspension And Beyond

Coursera Partners with ATP To Help Players Learn New Skills During Tour Suspension And...

By Kim Caldbeck, Chief Marketing Officer, Coursera   As sporting events around the world remain suspended due to COVID-19, athletes everywhere are on a forced break from their playing commitments. During this disruption, the hard-working players, who bring so much joy and inspiration to our lives, can benefit from a flexible way to explore new interests…
Helping governments respond to the unemployment crisis caused by the coronavirus

Helping governments respond to the unemployment crisis caused by the coronavirus

By Leah Belsky, Chief Enterprise Officer and Kevin Mills, Head of Government Partnerships As businesses across sectors lay off workers due to an abrupt economic slowdown, the world faces the biggest unemployment crisis in the modern era. The pandemic has affected the livelihoods of 2.7 billion workers globally. In the U.S. alone, jobless claims have…
Launching New Content As More Learners Move Online: 2 Degrees, 8 MasterTracks, and 100 Guided Projects

Launching New Content As More Learners Move Online: 2 Degrees, 8 MasterTracks, and 100...

By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO Coursera The profound impact of COVID-19 has forced us to rethink many aspects of our lives. Overnight, the global education system had to find ways to mitigate the impact of more than 1.5 billion students seeing their campuses closed. Since then, it has been heartwarming to witness the heroic efforts of…
Coursera launches CourseMatch: A machine learning solution that automatically matches a University’s on-campus courses to courses on Coursera

Coursera launches CourseMatch: A machine learning solution that automatically matches a University’s on-campus courses...

By Emily Glassberg Sands, VP of Data Science at Coursera, and Marianne Sorba, Data Scientist at Coursera Since we launched the Coronavirus Response Initiative on March 12, more than 2,600  colleges and universities around the world have activated Coursera for Campus programs to take learning online and minimize student disruption. We’re humbled by the global…
Welcoming Dr. Betty Vandenbosch as our new Chief Content Officer

Welcoming Dr. Betty Vandenbosch as our new Chief Content Officer

By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO Coursera Coursera reached an important milestone of 50 million registered learners this month. These learners come to Coursera from around the world to access a vast catalog of top-quality and stackable learning content from leading university and industry partners. We are also humbled by how thousands of learners are leaning on…
Coursera Together: Free online learning during COVID-19

Coursera Together: Free online learning during COVID-19

Coursera Together: Free online learning & community resources during COVID-19 As each of us navigate the impact of COVID-19 on our lives, we hope that you can find comfort in the strength of the Coursera community. Know that you’re not alone, and we’re here to help in any way that we can.  During this time,…
8 Tips for Effective Online Learning

8 Tips for Effective Online Learning

By Linlin Xia, Teaching and Learning Team, Coursera Taking an online course for the first time? As a member of Coursera’s Teaching and Learning team, I’ve had the privilege to work with hundreds of educators to bring their courses to more than 48 million people around the world. Based on research and best practices from…

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