Published on March 18, 2016
Courses and Specializations on Coursera have helped learners start new careers, confront social problems, and find a sense of joy and belonging in a global academic community. In this highlight video, six Coursera learners share their experiences and reflect on what Coursera means to them.
We believe education is a human right. Coursera’s mission is to connect the world to a great education and let people learn without limits.
Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.
They envision a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life by accessing the world’s best learning experience.
Learn from renowned professors, watch high quality lectures online, achieve mastery via interactive assignments, and collaborate with a global community of students.
Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate.
If you want to master a specific career skill, consider joining a Specialization. You’ll complete a series of rigorous courses, tackle hands-on projects based on real business challenges, and earn a Specialization Certificate to share with your professional network and potential employers.
Real career transformation sometimes requires a university-recognized degree. Coursera believes that transformation should be accessible to everyone, so we’ve worked with our university partners to offer flexible, affordable online degree programs in business, computer science, and data science.
Coursera was founded in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors who wanted to share their knowledge and skills with the world. Professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng put their courses online for anyone to take – and taught more learners in a few months than they could have in an entire lifetime in the classroom.
Since then, they’ve built a platform where anyone, anywhere can learn and earn credentials from the world’s top universities and education providers.