Tag Archives: Coursera

Leadership Skills for the Future of Work

Coursera for Business is hosting a webinar, “Leadership Skills for the Future of Work“, on Thursday, September 7th at 10 am PST. (23 August 2017) The world of work is rapidly changing due to technology, globalization, and a new generation of workers. In this changing landscape, the ability to identify and develop capable leaders will […]


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Coursera launches first Chinese language specialization

(16 June 2015) The National Taiwan University is launching the first course on demand in Computer Aided Design and Building Information Modeling (CAD/BIM) today. The course is the first Chinese language (Traditional Chinese) Specialization on Coursera. The Specialization is designed for students and professionals focusing in areas of architecture, engineering, and the construction industries. Learners […]


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Coursera Cup Leaderboard standings

(25 June 2014) The Coursera Cup Leaderboard is a measurement of the most active Courserians per capita per country/region with over 10k learners. It is a measure of  “Activity” by video lectures watched and number of learners per capita: Top 5 countries: Singapore Taiwan Hong Kong Ireland Australia To see the top 30 click here.


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Singapore Government builds training program around Johns Hopkins University Data Science Specialization

(17 June 2014)  Education is at the root of a healthy, progressive nation. The Singapore government is famous for its top notch public education system that has pioneered new education models and inspired other initiatives worldwide. Singapore is demonstrating its vision again today by launching a pilot training program in Data Sciences and Analytics using Coursera. […]


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Copyright for Educators & Librarians

(June 2014) Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This online course from Duke University with Coursera is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the […]


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More than 27,000 worldwide sign up for NTU’s free online courses

(7 February 2014)  The first two free online courses by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have received huge response globally, with more than 27,000 sign ups so far. The two courses are offered on the leading Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform Coursera, which has tie-ups with more than 60 universities around the world to offer […]


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Fudan University (复旦大学) partners with Coursera

‎(14 January 2014)  Fudan University, Coursera’s 108th partnern located in Shanghai has some 2,600 full-time professors and researchers and 35,000 on-campus students. Fudan will offer a range of courses beginning with “Big Data and Information Dissemination” taught by Professor Cheng Shian in Fudan’s School of Journalism. This course will explore the science of communication using […]


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How to earn 40 certificates: An interview with China’s MOOC Superstar

(25 December 2013)  And then there was Wang Zhen. When the emcee called him up to the stage, the audience erupted in applause. I’d never heard of him, which clearly signified my remove from the China MOOC loop; Wang Zhen had already achieved local renown as a MOOC superstar, having earned 40 credentials (over 30 […]


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Coursera reaches 100 partners milestone

(23 October 2013)  Coursera has announced the  addition of 13 new institutions representing 11 countries bringing  the total number of partners offering courses on its platform to 107. Joining Coursera today from the Asia-Pacific region are the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Also newly joined are the Copenhagen […]


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NTU to launch free online courses on Coursera

(18 September 2013) At Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the general elective for undergraduates Introduction to Forensic Science is a popular course that can accommodate 1,600 students each time yet is always over-subscribed. Now NTU is repackaging this as a free online course for anyone in the world. NTU is partnering Coursera, a leading Massive […]


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Incoming servicemen can earn advance credits through online learning at NUS

(9 September 2013) The National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced a new initiative to enable Returning Full-time National Servicemen (RNS men), who had earlier gained admission to the university, to earn academic credits before matriculation as undergraduate students. These RNS men can now have a head start in university education and more time to […]


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Shanghai universities ink deal on online courses

Two Shanghai universities have teamed up with Coursera, a United States-based website that offers open, online and free courses for learners from all walks of life. The local varsities were following in the footsteps of world-class universities such as Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University in the US. ShanghaiDaily.com has the story. […]


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