[WORLDKINGS] World Best Academy – Coursera (United States): Most used online education platform in Russia

18-07-2020

(WorldKings.org) According to a survey conducted from December 2018 to January 2019 on Statista, the most popular digital learning source among Russians was an American platform Coursera, used by 15 percent of participants.

 

 

Coursera is a world-wide online learning platform founded in 2012 by Stanford computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller that offers massive open online courses (MOOC), specializations, and degrees.

 

 

Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, data science, machine learning, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, and others.

 

 

Coursera courses last approximately four to ten weeks, with one to two hours of video lectures a week. These courses provide quizzes, weekly exercises, peer-graded assignments, an optional Honors assignment and sometimes a final project or exam.

 

 

Courses are also provided on-demand, in which case users can take their time in completing the course with all of the material available at once. As of May 2015 Coursera offered 104 on-demand courses it also provides guided projects which are short 2-3 hour projects that can be done and it is very useful for college going students .

 

 

As of 2017 Coursera offers full master's degrees. They first started with Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE) from HEC Paris and Master's of Accounting (iMSA) from the University of Illinois, but have moved on to offer Master of Computer Science in Data Science and Master of Business Administration (iMBA), both from University of Illinois.

 

 

Also as part of MBA; there are some courses are offered separately and will be included in the curriculum of MBA when being enrolled in like digital marketing courses.

According to a survey conducted from December 2018 to January 2019 on Statista, Coursera is the most popular digital learning source among Russians, used by 15 percent of participants.

 

According to Statista and en.wikipedia

 


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