Coursera

Coursera

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Coursera

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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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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
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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
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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

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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 take courses given by well-known companies.
  • Peer-reviewed projects and assignments are provided to help students learn in a more hands-on way.
  • Courses may be easily started and completed quickly because of the uniformity with which they are organized.
  • The expense of certain courses might be prohibitive.
  • Improvements to the mobile app are possible.
  • There is a need for improvement in browser compatibility; certain stimulation assignments only work with a particular browser.
Karl-Heinz Meister | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • consistency in the set up of courses makes it easy to start and quick to go through them.
  • The variety of courses is exciting
  • Update courses when technology or software is changing
  • ability to use different browsers for assignments. You mainly have to use Chrome
  • some of the introductions are a bit repetitive and could be shortened
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Staff Training.
  • Professional Development.
  • Lead Generation.
  • International Outreach.
  • The UI or the LMS could be more modern/intuitive.
  • The quiz/exam tool is limited especially in line video knowledge checks.
  • Login can be confusing if you have multiple accounts (Personal/business/employer etc).
  • Analytics reporting dashboard is pretty basic.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Variety of courses/ certificates available.
  • Guided projects / assignments available for practical understanding.
  • Best university degree courses available.
  • Certifications fees are bit higher.
  • Mobile application can be more user friendly.
  • Time limit on courses increases the pressure on students to complete the course on time.
Piyush Mittal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • International universities collaboration.
  • User friendly website / app.
  • Multiple payment options.
  • Passing Criteria is High (80%).
  • Deadline to pass a certificate.
  • Peer review system to review assignments.
  • Slide content is old for some courses.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Coursera is very well organized. They are partnered with the most important educational institutions around the world.
  • They are very “up to date” in topics of interest and new courses.
  • Coursera has the widest catalog of courses, all of them with a certification given by them in name of a professional institution, like universities.
  • They also have programs together with universities that allow you to get a Masters Degree and Specializations. (Which is awesome)
  • Some of the courses (very few) have some old information (more than 2 years), and in some areas like technology the information has to be very new and updated.
  • Some professors or people doing videos are not good in front of the camera, they should train their people a little bit more for those things.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Interaction: the student learns by doing. For programming courses, this means programming!
  • Assessments: the courses I'd taken ask students to grade each others work with a rubric. This is hugely effective and permits tests and quizzes to be other than multiple choice.
  • Creativity and enthusiasm of the instructors. Some of the approaches demonstrated real out-of-the-box thinking by the instructors. For example, the Rice Python course was a self-contained website requiring no installation of IDE on one's computer, and the final project was a working version of Asteroids.
  • Low cost of entry: most of the course I enrolled in were free, with an optional fee for certifications. This really gives people the freedom to explore learning. It's almost like a Public Library of Learning.
  • Coursera forces a weekly discipline on the user with lectures and assignments and this really motivates one to put in the effort.
  • If you leave the projects for the weekends, your Sunday nights could be a drag. But I list this as a benefit also, it enforces discipline on the learning process.
  • I hope Coursera continues to offer no-cost and low-cost learning opportunities.
  • I honestly can't think of any serious deficiency in the product. I am a huge fan.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Breadth of topics covered are really good
  • Very streamlined and easy to use
  • Alliance with academia and domain experts
  • More collaboration on creation of courses
  • Should have free courses for not niche topics
  • Mobile interface has room for improvement
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Coursera's courses are extremely good. They are well designed and being a full time employee I really appreciate the fact of how well they are designed.
  • They have made sure that everybody gets enough time to complete it.
  • There is an active community which is very helpful. No matter how good a teaching material is, you might always need extra help. This community can answer your question. And also this becomes extremely relevant if you are taking programming courses
  • There are assignments to test your skills. This is a great way to evaluate yourself. At this point if you feel like you haven't understood something, you can always go back and refer the videos. Most of these assignments can be applied to real world problems as well which is great
  • When I started Coursera was completely free. Being a student it was very helpful for me. I think this free service should be brought back at-least for students.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Coursera has a wide variety of courses, on many topics.
  • It lets the student choose between auditing a course or paying for it and get access to the full content.
  • A lot are now run on a regular basis, usually every month. It was not the case at first.
  • I once did a course that required me to install a some software on my laptop (a virtual machine to run a database locally). There was little support to do it. I ended up leaving the course because of this.
  • Some tests are graded using peer grading. It works well on average, but sometimes it is hard to get valuable feedback.
  • The quizzes tend to stay the same from one iteration of a course to another. For many of the computer science courses one can find the answer on the internet which damages the value of the certificate.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The variety of courses to choose from is incredible
  • There are so many different subjects covered, and they are taught by amazing instructors
  • I can decide to learn something like DataScience today and start taking well-prepared courses right away at the comfort of my living room
  • The problem with Coursera is the moderation in the forums. From the few courses I have taken, many of my classmates were criticized heavily or bullied by other classmates for asking questions in the forum. This hasn’t gotten any attention from the forum moderators which makes the community feel uneasy with helping each other.
  • Most of the courses and the related materials used to be freely available on Coursera. However, with the recent changes, some of the courses are categorized into specific tracks, and they are not free anymore. However I am glad that one can still audit the paid courses, but access to the course materials may be limited.
  • Some courses are only available on specific dates and I have missed out on classes I was really interested in.
Hiroyuki Nagata | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Coursera provides very practical and cutting-edge courses. I think it's very useful for many software engineers or architects. I prefer learning in Coursera to getting any other examinations or certificates in order to grasp practical knowledge.
  • Coursera can federate with my LinkedIn profile. You can show your achievement on the internet instead of some real "paper" certificates. It's great and a pleasure.
  • It may be not so advantageous in comparison with other MOOCs, however Coursera provides web testing. It proves your knowledge & skill is real stuff.
  • I feel it's slow to load course pages.
Nic Klopper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Provide courses for users to improve on their professional business skills.
  • Provide courses for users to learn the basics of new skill sets that might be required for their industry.
  • Motivate users to take part in continuous professional development and specialization, a critical skill in today's (and tomorrow's) business environment.
  • Give users exposure to new fields of interest, that they can explore at no risk.
  • None that I can think of. Brilliant service.