Open to: The courses are opened to everyone. The wide range of free on-line courses is spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others.
What is Coursera?
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Coursera envisions a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.
Through this, the entrepreneurship company hopes to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. Coursera wants to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.
Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of the classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of the classes, you’ll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. The courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively, and that is very adaptable for all those who are busy and with many commitments. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you’ve really mastered the material.
Coursera offers courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you’re looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.
How to sign up?
You can review the offered classes here. Each course has its own program description and information about the instructor. On the course page you are also offered course syllabus, recommended background, suggested readings and a special FAQ section. You will find the sign up option on the course’s page and join the course for free. New courses will be launched through September and November 2012, as well as in the following year.
If you have any questions or concerns use the Coursera contacts HERE.