Coursera

Coursera

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Coursera

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Coursera... the best option!

10 out of 10
November 30, 2019
We use Coursera to to keep some of our organization members up to date. We sometimes let them choose which courses they want to take (of …
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$400

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What is Coursera?

Coursera is a learning management platform from the company of the same name in Mountain View, California.

Coursera Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
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Mobile ApplicationNo

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Coursera is a learning management platform from the company of the same name in Mountain View, California.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Coursera are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Students may choose from a wide range of courses, from beginner to advanced. Coursera is well suited for online learners; most courses are instructor, lead where due dates are included. Coursera is less appropriate for students who do not like online learning.
Karl-Heinz Meister | TrustRadius Reviewer
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To me, as someone who loves to learn, it is a fantastic tool for work. I learned about UI, reminded myself about project management fundamentals and currently learn about Salesforce to understand what it makes so successful. You also can use it to learn more about wellbeing, nutrition, etc. I pay for it myself and will definitely sign up again when my 12 months membership is over.
Score 7 out of 10
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The Coursera platform can be a useful part of your overall learning content portfolio if utilized correctly. It's fantastic for asynchronous courses that don't necessarily need a dedicated faculty member (though I'd highly recommend at least having some discussion moderators/student workers) and for offering MOOCs. The ability for the learners to contribute translations really makes it ideal for the international learning community - I am always amazed to see a course we launched with 2-3 languages to quickly have 10-12 more added. This feature really helps expand the audience reach and Coursera has such a large following already that it can grow seemingly overnight.
Score 10 out of 10
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It is best suited for working professionals like me as well as students who want to increase their skills in the continuously changing technology landscape. Also, we can also take practical understanding of real-world projects with the help of the guided projects option. Peer review of assignments is a great feature present on Coursera. It may be less appropriate for some college students who cannot afford the high fees of certification courses so Coursera should offer extra discounts to college-going students.
Oleksandr Torlo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If you need to train your employees in new specialties or improve their current knowledge, then Coursera is definitely the best choice. However, you should aim for long-term training, as many specializations last for 2-3 months. If you are looking for very short courses, then this resource is not for you.
Piyush Mittal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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When someone wants to learn new techniques from the comfort of their home, it will be best to use Coursera because it has collaboration with international universities at less price. The less appropriate scenario is we cannot get personalised feedback from my professors/instructors and also the discussion forum section needs to be modernised.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I think that Coursera is well suited in all scenarios—for example, for people who don't have a degree but just want knowledge in specific areas. And for people with a professional degree looking for something new to learn, to be updated in some specific areas, or even new areas, it's great. And for those who are looking to get a masters degree from a well-known institution or an international one, this is a good option.
Score 10 out of 10
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If you are in a company where employees need continuing education on certain subjects, you can choose Coursera as the platform to train. It has a variety of subjects that can meet your needs, including computer science, financing, accounting, etc. Coursera also has a business membership you can use that will save you money in the long run.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer
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It's absolutely ideal for programming. Today, most programming environments are available for free and enthusiasts can tinker with programming on their own. But Coursera structures that process and presents iteratively more complex assignments to the student.

I found it useful for non-programming. I took a refresher Calculus course and the user was able to enter solutions symbolically which I found impressive.

Score 10 out of 10
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I am not sure how this will be applicable to business other than the fact that everyone can educate themselves on a particular topic.
Coursera's coverage is great, they have training materials on literally every subject you can imagine. The only one scenario that I think an organization can benefit from this is instead of sending their employees to offline training session which ends up becoming expensive, now everyone can take quality online training sessions.
April 06, 2018

Expand your Horizons!

Donovon Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I think it fits my use case fairly well on a personal level, but could also work extremely well for on-boarding new employees and helping them get up to speed regarding a specific technology or set of technologies. It's also just a good idea to continue to learn to expand yourself, so even if it was just a once a quarter exercise to learn something new, I think it would be helpful.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Coursera, in my opinion, is suitable for everyone who is looking for either work or training in their profession, or for self-education. "Contraindications" for using Coursera probably do not exist because knowledge is always in price and useful. If a person has free time and desire to extend his or her knowledge, then Coursera is one of the best assistants in this matter.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Coursera is an online learning platform that offers courses taught by the best professors in the world. Hence, investing in learning through Coursera is guaranteed to have high returns. As the Coursera certifications are becoming widely known, if someone is trying to build a career on a specific track, taking Coursera courses for certifications is highly recommended.

It is a great resource if you have an interest in something, but do not want to take a full college course or go back to college. If you want to stay busy and build some skills casually, this is a great alternative to a college. It also helps boost a resume, as it shows you are genuinely interested in learning new things and growing.
Nic Klopper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I would recommend it to any professional looking to expand the scope of his/her professional competence. In my experience, it is important to have at least a basic understanding of what it is that your employees are doing, especially the possibilities and limitations of what they are capable of. This enables you to better manage them, and push them to their optimal performance. I would also recommend it to staff, to improve on their existing skill-set, and especially recommend the life-skills courses to junior staff.