Coursera is one of the world’s largest online learning platform. It is providing free courses with certificates to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.
PROBLEMS FACED BY PEOPLE
Coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone across the globe. Beginning from the corporate sector to the educational institutions, everybody is facing some of the other problems in their respective field. In relation to India, the nation is under lockdown with all its institutions and companies closed. Still, some companies are regulating their work at home. In relation to the education sector, online classes are being provided to the students.
LEARNING MUST GO ON WITHOUT ANY INTERRUPTIONS
But along with education, it is really important for the students studying in the university to think out of their comfort zone. Many students plan to take an internship to get the utmost opportunities in choosing their carrier. Students want to enhance their skills and upgrade their talent in different sectors. Interruption in the on-campus education do not put any barriers to learning.
FREE ACCESS TO COURSES WITH CERTIFICATES
Nowadays there are many online courses provided by some reputed institutions. This means students need not go anywhere and they can utilize their time at home in an efficient manner. Moreover, there are many free courses in which students can enroll. Some free courses are provided by Harvard University and Oxford University also. Coursera offers certificates and courses free of cost. There are many courses provided by Coursera and that is free of cost. Those students who want to apply for some can enroll until July 31 and can complete the programme until September 30.
WHAT IS COURSERA? WHY IS IT SO BENEFICIAL?
Coursera is a worldwide online learning platform found in 2012 and offers massive online learning courses and other specializations. It is one of the largest online learning platform. Students can learn anywhere across the globe and earn certificates on course for free. There are 3800 courses, 150 guided projects, 400 specializations, and 11 professional certificates this platform provides. It is not known by anyone that when the educational institutions would reopen. So it is a help for the students by Coursera that they can learn the course of their choice by staying at home during the lockdown. All the graduate and undergraduate students can access this platform to learn any course and earn a certificate for free.
BEST TEACHERS WITH BEST UNIVERSITIES
Students will get an opportunity to learn from the best teachers across the globe and earn credentials from the world’s top universities. These universities include the University of Michigan, Yale University, and Duke University. Getting Professional Certificates from leading industry educators will help the student to become job-ready with in-demand skills.
STATEMENT OF CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER OF COURSERA
Shravan Goli, Chief Product Officer and head of consumer revenue of Coursera said, “ In India alone, over 37.5 million higher education students have been impacted by the lockdown. This initiative will allow all the students from 993 universities and over 50000 colleges and standalone institutions in India that are currently under the lockdown to continue learning and acquire relevant skills.”
This free online programme has already got 19000 enrolments from learners in India. And after 30 September, students will be able to access guided projects that will develop job-relevant skills.