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Coursera is an online learning platform with thousands of free courses as well as professional certificate and degree programs.
Course topics range from computer science and IT support to art history and positive psychology, and are offered by top universities and companies.
Below, find answers to Coursera FAQs, reviews, and every article we’ve written about the company so far.
What is Coursera?
Coursera is an online learning platform founded by two Stanford University computer science professors. It offers thousands of online courses in partnership with over 200 of the world’s leading universities and companies, including Yale, Princeton, UPenn, Google, IBM, Amazon, Facebook, and more.
The site offers individual courses as well as bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that reduce barriers to higher education. There are also professional certificate programs designed to aid workers in securing new roles or promotions.
What kinds of classes does Coursera offer?
Coursera’s education offerings run the gamut, from personal development courses like its extremely popular Yale Science of Well-Being course to workforce upskilling programs from companies like Google and IBM. Coursera also offers online degrees in industries such as public health and computer science. While each course or degree program leans more academic than infotainment (which is more