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Coursera Review

As we know, there are a lot of online learning platforms around today, and sometimes choosing which one is right for you can be quite a challenge. That's why we've put together a short series of reviews of some of our top picks. Here's our thoughts on Coursera.



Overview:

One of the big-hitters in the online education space for a while now, Coursera boasts that each of its courses are delivered by instructors from world-class universities and organisations. With partners including Arizona State University, Duke University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Cisco, Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, and many many others, they’re not wrong.


The quality of Coursera courses is incredibly high, and the variation is wide.


Course topics:

  • Arts & humanities

  • Business

  • Computer Science

  • Data Science

  • Information Technology

  • Health

  • Math and Logic

  • Personal Development

  • Physical Science and Engineering

  • Social Sciences

  • Languages


Top courses:

Python for Everybody - University of Michigan

Machine Learning - Stanford

Excel Skills for Business - Macquarie University

Coursera also has a host of free courses if you want to try the platform out before parting with any cash.

Top free courses:


An impressive 87% of users learning for professional reported career benefits such as promotions, salary increase, and starting a new career. - The Coursera Learner Outcomes Survey (2019)


Courses range from introduction to various skills, all the way to University Degrees. Coursera partners with an impressive array of education institutions, so if you’re looking for an online Master’s or Bachelor’s University Degree, we would definitely recommend taking a look at Coursera.


Coursera’s top online degrees:


Coursera for Business:

Finally, for businesses who invest in their people’s development and learning, Coursera have a solution for you, too. Coursera for Business already provides its world-class training and development programs to over 2,400 business customers.

Coursera for Business has a few options available, whether you're looking to upskill a small team or entire organisation. Take a look and sign up for their free trial, or jump straight in with some of their plans.


As you would expect, for larger organisations, Coursera will offer ‘custom pricing’ based on your organizations’ requirements and size. They also have an ‘off the shelf’ package for teams and smaller organisations, which costs $400 per user per year, which we would say is great value for employee development.


Final thoughts:

We would certainly recommend Coursera for most online learners. Simply, the range of courses is incredible, and the quality of teaching due to their partnerships is impressive.

In addition to this, user satisfaction is extremely high with Coursera, which is apparent with the sheer number of users they now have.


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