Quick Guide to Coursera



courseraCoursera is an education company that partners with top universities and other organizations to offer online courses for free.

Availability: Hosted. App available
Cost: Free

Key features

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.

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