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Insights from the Administrator Track of the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference

Insights from the Administrator Track of the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference

By Cathryn Richter, Principal Partnership Manager We wrapped the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference at the University of London last month, and program quality was a primary topic of discussion as more partners invest in for-credit programs on Coursera like degree programs and MasterTrack™ Certificates. The Administrator Track (AT) sessions convened top institutional decision-makers to discuss…
Nail It, Then Scale It: Doubling Down on Data to Achieve Platform Success

Nail It, Then Scale It: Doubling Down on Data to Achieve Platform Success

By Alexandra Urban Nail It At its core, every technology company should be leveraging data to improve its services and help users reach their goals. At Coursera, we’re doubling down on the importance of data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to propel our partners and platform towards the future of higher education. A crucial piece…
Teach the World: Listening to the Learner

Teach the World: Listening to the Learner

By Rupal Nayar On April 3rd, 2019, Thomas Friedman kicked off the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference quoting Dov Siedman: “When you press pause on a machine, it stops. But when you press pause on human beings they start — start to reflect, rethink assumptions, and reimagine a better path.” For the dynamic world of online…
Johns Hopkins University’s New Gun Violence Prevention Course

Johns Hopkins University’s New Gun Violence Prevention Course

Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, is the driving force behind the online course Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change. This new course launches in May. “The course will start by providing students with baseline knowledge about the scope and nature of gun violence in America.…
2019 Conference Takeaways: A Partner Perspective

2019 Conference Takeaways: A Partner Perspective

Several members of the Duke Learning Innovation team headed to London for the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference. The conference brings together educators and leaders representing over 180 global universities, organizations and companies. Here are some of our top takeaways from the conference. MOOCs might be dead, but Coursera keeps growing MOOCs are dead, you say?…
How Karen is Updating Her Medical Knowledge on Coursera

How Karen is Updating Her Medical Knowledge on Coursera

Karen is a registered nurse working at a school in Wisconsin. She took courses on Coursera to update her medical knowledge and provide the best possible care for her students. “Courses on Coursera helped me realize the breadth of knowledge that’s available and helped me rediscover the love of learning.” 2012 B.C. (Before Coursera) I…
What’s new on Coursera for Business – April 2019

What’s new on Coursera for Business – April 2019

Skepticism University of California, Irvine Aplicaciones musicales con Arduino Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Just Reading and Writing English 1 Tsinghua University General Academic English Tsinghua University Just Reading and Writing English 2 Tsinghua University Conversational English Skills Tsinghua University Culminating Project in Health Informatics Johns Hopkins University Dermatology: Trip to skin Novosibirsk State University…
How to Design Lessons Based on Current Research

How to Design Lessons Based on Current Research

Written by Younes Bensouda Mourri & Adam Hodges We live in a time of rapidly accelerating advancements in technology. This can be seen in the field of machine translation which, over the course of a few years, has gone from rule-based translation techniques to neural network techniques to the most recent approach known as the…
How Eric found a new career path in the midst of tough times

How Eric found a new career path in the midst of tough times

Eric lost his career, home, and the ability to pursue his degree due to a serious illness. His decision to pursue the Google IT Support Professional Certificate helped him regain his footing. My name is Eric and I live in the state of Oregon. When I was thirty years old, I decided to go back…
5 essential L&D themes from Coursera Partners Conference

5 essential L&D themes from Coursera Partners Conference

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2019 Coursera Partners Conference in London, where we brought together academic, business and tech pioneers in a two-day celebration of learning. Amongst guest speakers were Thomas Friedman, Yale University, the Abu Dhabi Dhabi School of Government, AXA, Novartis, Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng, and many more. Throughout the…

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