Coursera /kərˈsɛrə/ is a venture-backed, for-profit, educational technology company that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs). Coursera works with universities and other organizations to make some of their courses available online, offering courses in subjects such as physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, and data science, among others.

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  • Leadership Skills for the Future of Work
    Coursera for Business is hosting a webinar, “Leadership Skills for the Future of Work“, on Thursday, September 7th at 10 am PST. The world of work is rapidly changing due to technology, globalization, and a new generation of workers. In this changing landscape, the ability to identify and develop capable leaders will be key to […] The post Leadership Skills for the Future of Work appeared first on...
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  • Best hack to “Transform Lives Through Learning”
    By Betty Tsan, Director of Talent, Coursera  Coursera had the unique opportunity to sponsor a hackathon geared towards breaking down the barriers to education for refugee girls. CHIMEHACK 4, which was hosted by CHIME FOR CHANGE, together with Gucci, Facebook, Global Citizen, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, took place in early June. The hackathon is […] The post Best hack to “Transform Lives Th...
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  • Social impact through soccer?
    By Leidy Klotz, Associate Professor Of Architecture, Associate Professor Of Civil And Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia My course, Sustainability through Soccer – Systems Thinking in Action, is a response to a question posed by Socrates: “What if we could one day direct this enthusiasm that we have for soccer towards positive causes […] The post Social impact through soccer? ...
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  • World Humanitarian Day: A Conversation with Dr. Cristina Bicchieri
    In recognition of World Humanitarian Day, we chatted with Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, the  S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. In partnership with UNICEF, she teaches Social Norms, Social Change I and II on Coursera. Professor Bicchieri’s two-part course contains theoretical and practical content alongside interviews […] The post...
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  • Meet the Courserians: Giovanni Bonin, “Coursera has helped me unlock my true potential”
    As part of our Meet the Courserians blog series, we caught up with Giovanni Bonin, a Software Engineer at Coursera working on the Growth team. Giovanni is passionate about expanding Coursera’s reach around the world largely because of his own experiences as a Coursera learner. What was your path to Coursera? As I was growing […] The post Meet the Courserians: Giovanni Bonin, “Coursera has helped m...
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  • More Opportunities to #LearnActImpact
    In July we announced 14 new courses along with a few hand-picked classics, to help you #LearnActImpact. This month we’re excited to share more opportunities for you to explore topics in diversity and inclusion, social justice, and global challenges. We’ve been so inspired by stories of impact like Anastasia’s. What have you been learning and […] The post More Opportunities to #LearnActImpact appea...
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  • The Soft Skills Stats You Need to Know
      Soft skills are a hot topic in learning and development. There’s good reason — the latest research shows that employers are looking for people with strong soft skills, but have a hard time finding them. And employees are paying attention — they’re asking for help developing their soft skills. But a lot of people […] The post The Soft Skills Stats You Need to Know appeared first on Coursera Blog.
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  • Meet the Courserians: Decoding the intern
    Between May and September of this year, Coursera will have 24 summer interns. Among the group are rising juniors, MBA candidates, math whizzes, student activists, those born and raised within 20 minutes of Coursera as well as those who live an almost 24 hour plane ride away. As part of the Meet the Courserians blog […] The post Meet the Courserians: Decoding the intern appeared first on Coursera B...
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  • Nonviolent Social Change: A conversation with Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.
    The Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., is a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, and an authority on nonviolent social change. He co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, and was a core leader of the civil rights movement in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1960 and in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. He is the instructor […] The post Nonviolent Social Change: A conversation wi...
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  • What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality
    What’s your top goal for your workforce development program? If you’re focused on helping employees do their jobs better, you might be interested in a new trend in corporate learning: virtual reality, or VR. “I actually don’t see organizations using VR to help employees learn; I see organizations using VR to help people do,” says […] The post What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality appea...
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  • Andrew Ng: Announcing My New Deep Learning Specialization on Coursera
    Dear Friends, I have been working on three new AI projects, and am thrilled to now announce the first one: deeplearning.ai, a project dedicated to disseminating AI knowledge, is launching a new sequence of Deep Learning courses on Coursera. These courses will help you master Deep Learning, learn how to apply it, and perhaps even […] The post Andrew Ng: Announcing My New Deep Learning Specializatio...
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  • Meet the Courserians: Priya Gupta, “education is a path to freedom”
    As part of our new Meet the Courserians blog series, we caught up with Priya Gupta, an Engineering Manager at Coursera. During Coursera’s #WomenInTech Week last year, she wrote the blog post “Yes You Can” – Empowering Women Through Education and is active in Coursera’s Women Employee Resource Group.    What was your path to […] The post Meet the Courserians: Priya Gupta, “education is a path to fr...
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  • 3 Must-Haves for Making a Career Change
    Below is an excerpt from a piece that was recently published on Fortune Magazine. by Leah Belsky, Vice President of Global Enterprise Development   My first step toward a tech career was admitting that law was not for me. I was in law school, trudging through narrow, monotonous projects during a summer job with a Silicon […] The post 3 Must-Haves for Making a Career Change appeared first on Course...
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  • The SDG Initiative
    “In a digital age, much learning has moved online. The Global Goals are no exception. You can help achieve them, and have real impact, starting today. I hope that Coursera, Leiden University and its partners inspire many more universities to join this fantastic initiative.” Hunter Lovins – President, Natural Capitalism Solutions, Hero for the Planet, […] The post The SDG Initiative appeared first ...
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  • Event Recap: NASSCOM HR Summit 2017 in India
    With a fast-changing business environment and technological advancements, the world of business is changing rapidly. India, too, is witnessing a big shift across sectors. With companies assertively transforming to keep pace with the changing environment–and automation leading to job displacement becoming a recurring coffee table conversation– ‘learning’ has emerged as an effective tool to address ...
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  • Announcing our newest partner: Global insurance leader AXA
    By Stephanie Durand, Head of EMEA at Coursera Since we launched Coursera for Business less than one year ago, companies around the world have begun to recognize that a scalable, world-class learning and development model is essential to business agility and talent engagement in today’s fast-changing global economy. We’re proud to have partnered with more […] The post Announcing our newest partner:...
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  • Going Offline: Improvements to our most popular mobile feature
    By Jake Samuelson, Senior Product Manager; Alex Wang, iOS Engineer Are you in a part of the world with unreliable access to WiFI or cellular connection? Do you want to download material to your mobile device while on WiFi to save on data costs? Or are you heading on an adventure where you might be out of […] The post Going Offline: Improvements to our most popular mobile feature appeared first on ...
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  • Transforming university students from consumers to developers of online content
    By Rebecca Quintana, PhD, Learning Experience Designer at the University of Michigan What would it look like for university students to be the content creators for a Coursera social impact campaign course? At the University of Michigan, Dr. Michaela Zint, Professor of Environmental Education & Communication in the University’s School for Environment and Sustainability and […] The post Transforming...
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  • Want to take action on climate change? The University of Michigan has a course to help
    Are you passionate about climate change? Would you like to learn how to address and respond to this challenge? If so, you’re in luck—the University of Michigan recently launched a unique course, designed by a team of students, faculty, and learning specialists, called Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action. This course […] The post Want to take action on climate chang...
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  • From Military to Civilian Life: Transitioning Service Members to High-Demand Careers
    One million U.S. service members will transition to civilian life in the next five years. David Roddenberry and his team at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families are helping those service members gain the skills they need to continue successful careers outside the military. IVMF and the Onward to Opportunity-Veterans Career Transition Program (O2O/VCTP) help […] The post From Military t...
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  • Learner Story: Pursuing a Midlife Career Change
    Looking to learn how to code and possibly make a career switch into computer programming, Patricia knew she didn’t want to spend money on just any educational institution, considering she still had student loans from her past to pay off. After searching online, she came across Coursera and immediately signed up for Programming for Everybody (Python). Then in December 2014, Patricia unexpectedly ...
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  • “Coursera Is”: Learners Reflect on What Coursera Means to Them
    Courses and Specializations on Coursera have helped learners start new careers, confront social problems, and find a sense of joy and belonging in a global academic community. In this highlight video, six Coursera learners share their experiences and reflect on what Coursera means to them.
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  • Learner Story: Coping with Cancer through a Love of Learning
    Harry Smith has seized every opportunity to learn—whether for personal growth or professional advancement—during his fifty-year career. Now, facing a life-changing cancer diagnosis, he turns to Coursera for joy, community, and a connection to the top-tier university experience he’s always dreamed of. “I want to learn new things because that’s what brings joy to my life,” says Harry. “And I want ...
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  • Learner Story: Finding Flexibility and Confidence in a Content Strategy Career
    When Limari became a mother, she knew she needed to rethink her career so that she could spend time with her son. She began working from home as a social media manager, and soon recognized that an in-depth understanding of content strategy could help her take control of her professional future. On a friend’s recommendation, she joined Coursera, where she discovered Northwestern University’s Conten...
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  • Coursera Learner Story: Fighting Sexual Abuse With Social Psychology
    In August and September of 2013, more than 250,000 learners from over 200 countries took Wesleyan University’s Social Psychology course on Coursera. The course’s final “Day of Compassion” assignment asked participants to live 24 hours as compassionately as possible and to analyze their experience. Roughly 700 students received a perfect score on the assignment, and the class then voted to select a...
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  • United States of Knowledge
    Coursera analyzed data on online course enrollments among 5 million online learners in the United States to track the share of learners in each state interested in a variety of topics. While business and computer science are the most popular topics overall in most states, trends in relative interest between states tell a different story – one of a vibrant, diverse nation in which 12 distinct learn...

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