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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,…
Building a career in data science

Building a career in data science

Meet data scientist, lifelong learner, and AI Community Leader Mo who has completed more than 40 courses on Coursera! Recruiters contacted him and chose him out of 200 other candidates to be a co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at an AI startup after seeing his certificates from the Deep Learning Specialization and TensorFlow in Practice…
Moving online: What you can implement now

Moving online: What you can implement now

Photo taken from the iMBA program from the University of Illinois, hosted on Coursera By Linlin Xia and Alexandra Urban, Teaching & Learning Team, Coursera Online, live sessions provide effective synchronous learning opportunities and create a space to engage with your students while remote. In particular, live events are optimal for: Mastering content that requires…
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…
Helping universities and colleges take learning online in response to the coronavirus

Helping universities and colleges take learning online in response to the coronavirus

By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO Coursera  The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is the most serious global health security threat in decades. In many countries, restrictions imposed by government agencies have disrupted daily routines for millions, including students. Many universities in the impacted regions have suspended face-to-face seminars, closed campuses, and are scrambling to find a…
Supporting the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak through online education

Supporting the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak through online education

Thomas A. Finholt, Dean, School of Information, University of Michigan Jeff Maggioncalda, Chief Executive Officer of Coursera Coursera, the University of Michigan School of Information, and the Center for Academic Innovation are responding to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak by offering students in China three of our most popular data science Specializations essentially free for students…
How Alexander advanced his IT career with a Professional Certificate

How Alexander advanced his IT career with a Professional Certificate

My journey with information technology growing up in Sierra Leone I grew up in Sierra Leone in the 1990s, at a time when computers were a luxury and largely inaccessible. I got lucky when I was eleven and was able to use the computer for the first time when my mother was assigned a work…
Introducing Coursera Plus: a subscription plan for unlimited learning

Introducing Coursera Plus: a subscription plan for unlimited learning

by Anubhav Chopra, Lead Product Manager, Consumer Everyone comes to Coursera with a unique learning goal. Some learners want just a single course on a specific topic, while others, like Sagi from Jakarta, take well over 20 courses in a variety of domains. Now, through Coursera Plus, a new subscription program that we’re piloting, learners…
Learn and take action with three new Teach-Outs from JHU, Emory, and the University of Michigan

Learn and take action with three new Teach-Outs from JHU, Emory, and the University...

A guest post written by:  Benjamin Morse, Design Manager University of Michigan Stephanie Parisi, Associate Director of Instructional Design Emory University @snparisi  Rebecca G. Williams, Research Program Manager Johns Hopkins University @rebecca_gwen Our world is evolving rapidly and the need to understand complex societal issues and engage in productive and civil discourse has never been…

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