Coursera is an education company that partners with top universities and other organizations to offer online courses for free.
Availability: Hosted. App available
Coursera is a platform where individuals can search for and sign up for online courses and learn on their own schedule or take a scheduled course. The list of courses will look something like this:
When you select a course, you can find out more about it, the instructor, the course syllabus and the course readings before you sign up. For example, here’s the information about the self-paced Chinese for Beginners course.
To create a course and host it on the Coursera platform, you will need to be a member of staff in a partner university or organisation.
Guides & Resources
- Coursera Student Support Center
- How to pick the best MOOCs: 6 tips from a Coursera junkie, Ki Mae Heussner, August 2013
- Instructor Guide to complement the Coursera Partners’ Portal, Georgia Tech
- Finding resources for your MOOC, Penn University