Coursera Launches Initiative To Help Universities Deliver Lifelong Learning
Universities will have access to more than 3,600 high-quality courses that they can use to integrate into their curricula, offer credit-eligible* and supplemental learning to their current students, and deliver lifelong learning to their alumni, faculty, and staff
Coursera, today announced Coursera for Campus — a new offering designed to help universities around the world respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Any university — even those outside of Coursera’s partner ecosystem — can use the content on Coursera to deliver job-relevant, multi-disciplinary online learning to its learners.
Universities will have access to more than 3,600 high-quality courses that they can use to integrate into their curricula, offer credit-eligible* and supplemental learning to their current students, and deliver lifelong learning to their alumni, faculty, and staff.
“Hundreds of millions of job seekers will enter the workforce in the coming years, but higher education in many countries finds it difficult to deliver the skills students need in the age of AI and automation,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “Coursera for Campus gives universities the ability to quickly respond to the demands of a rapidly changing economy. With access to content from 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators, higher education institutions can easily enhance their existing curricula with critical digital skills and author online courses to keep pace with what employers need.”
“The market for skills is evolving, and education must evolve with it. To reduce skills gaps and spread opportunity widely, we need to be flexible and adaptive,” said Matthew Rascoff, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation at Duke University. “Coursera for Campus complements our core curriculum, allowing thousands of Duke students to advance their skills for a digital world. We’re pleased to partner with Coursera to scale this proven approach to students worldwide.”
“In today’s rapidly changing landscape, it’s important to create lifelong learning experiences for our students and staff to stay competitive in the workforce,” said Kevin Pitts Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “Coursera for Campus has already proven to be a valuable resource for our on-campus populations, and we look forward to using the program to engage our students beyond degree programs.”
“Recognizing the changing skills needed for the future of work, we wanted to create a multi-disciplinary learning ecosystem that allows students to pursue their passion and learn in-demand skills,” said Ravi Panchanadan, MD & CEO at Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE). "The quality content available on Coursera for Campus has already helped more than 20,000 Manipal students. Manipal Education including Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal -- an Institution of Eminence from India, has always been the first to champion new education models and we are excited to see how the program will benefit more universities across the globe.”