Coursera - Online education provider

We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students. Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

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Learn from Coursera on your next JetBlue flight

2014-11-24 18:56:00

Learners can continue to acquire knowledge and build skills from thirty-thousand feet in the air. With the busiest travel season right aroun…

 


Coursera Catalog: starting this week, 11/23/14

2014-11-24 01:33:27

The best way to jumpstart your brain after a large Thanksgiving meal this week is with these courses:…

 


Coursera tops Linkedin’s Certification Provider list

2014-11-20 17:01:00

Coursera is at the top of Linkedin’s Top 100 Certification Providers list this year based on the number of certificates our learners h…

 


Coursera a leader on Linkedin’s Certification Provider list

2014-11-20 17:01:00

Coursera is among the top of Linkedin’s Top 100 Certification Providers list this year based on the number of certificates our learner…

 


President Obama supports free, two-year Coursera Verified Certificates to teachers for district professional development

2014-11-19 17:19:00

The President of the United States, Barack Obama shared his support today to over 3 million teachers across the US with Coursera. In front o…

 

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Game Theory Popular
Provider: Coursera

369 votes 0 0
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The course covers the basics: representing games and strategies, the extensive form (which computer scientists call game trees), repeated and stochastic games, coalitional games, and Bayesian games (modeling things like auctions).

Starts : 2013-10-14


Calculus: Single Variable Popular
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352 votes 0 0
Free

This course provides a brisk, challenging, and dynamic treatment of differential and integral calculus, with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and applications to the engineering, physical, and social sciences.

Starts : 2014-05-23


An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python Popular
Provider: Coursera

328 votes 1 0
Free

This course is designed to be a fun introduction to the basics of programming in Python. Our main focus will be on building simple interactive games such as Pong, Blackjack and Asteroids.

Starts : 2014-09-01


Computational Investing, Part I Popular
Provider: Coursera

324 votes 0 0
Free

Find out how modern electronic markets work, why stock prices change in the ways they do, and how computation can help our understanding of them.  Build algorithms and visualizations to inform investing practice.

Starts : 2013-08-26

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By Henrik Warne at 2012-11-13 14:27:23

Coursera course review: Design and Analysis of Algorithms I

I recently finnished the Coursera course Design and Analysis of Algorithms I, given by Professor Tim Roughgarden of Stanford. This was my second on-line course from Coursera (last fall I took Introduction to Databases, which I wrote about here), and I thought it would be interesting to compare the… More
By Soumabha Roy Chaudhuri at 2012-11-13 14:18:30

Coursera - Learn To Program : The Fundamentals by Paul Gries and Jennifer Campbell

After taking the CS101: Building a Search Engine course in Udacity I grew a special fondness for Pythonscripting. It seemed much easier and less complicated than the other two languages I had learnt - Java and C, but as I didn't have any formal education I decided to take up Learn To Program : The F… More
By Alex Rister at 2012-11-13 14:12:11

ModPo Review: Week One of My Coursera Experience

With over 31,000 students now enrolled in the course, the enthusiasm for Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, or “ModPo,” is running high. This week, when the course opened on Monday, I was overwhelmed with teaching my college class; studying for my graduate course on First Amendmen… More
By @martinlugton at 2012-11-13 14:08:33

Review of the Coursera Human Computer Interaction Course

I’ve now finished the Coursera Human Computer Interaction Course. As I await my final grade, I reflect on my experience, on the statistics on student numbers, and on how the platform can develop. It’s been a wonderfully wide-ranging course, spanning the whole design process. Participan… More
By Sarah Macleod at 2012-11-13 14:06:34

Experience/Review: Coursera

We’ve wading into new territory this semester. We’re hardly alone. With over 75,000 learners from around the globe and spanning many decades, my younger son is exploring connections in world history. My older is finishing a science fiction and fantasy literature course while starting a c… More
By Audrey Watters at 2012-11-09 16:26:40

The Problems with Peer Grading in Coursera

When I wrote about the launch [1] of online education startup Coursera [2] back in April, one of the things that most intrigued me was the description that founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng gave of their plans for a peer-to-peer grading system. I’ve been a critic of the rise of the robot-gr… More
By Jessica Bennett at 2012-11-09 16:23:58

Coursera: A Revolution, Devolution, or Mad Experiment?

It seems to me that Coursera is everywhere in higher education news and opinion pieces recently (see the embedded links throughout the piece), so I thought I’d use the inaugural post of the Higher Education in Review News RoundUp to provide a primer on Coursera, its Mass Open Online Courses (M… More