Tool: Coursera


Rating: 3stars


Coursera has a diverse and large collection of massive open online courses (MOOCS) from prestigious universities. It offers courses on an international basis and allow students to collaborate with a global community.


Students can take advantage of the wide variety of courses and learn about different subjects including physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science and more. Meanwhile, educators can track their students’ progress through a web shot and the monitoring of keystrokes while completing the online tasks. Some of the MOOCS offered by Coursera are free but students have to pay a fee in order to enrol in other courses. In some cases, students receive a certificate that proves that they took the course successfully and they can even share it via Linkedin. In addition, Coursera offers a special program for those students who cannot afford a course. Students selected for this program are given the chance to earn a Course Certificate at no cost. Students need to login in order to join a course (they can both create one or use their Facebook account if they already have one). Coursera runs on browser and it has apps for mobile devices. Being this way, users have access to its courses from anywhere as long as an internet connection is available. Coursera offers a wide catalogue of massive open online courses for students who seek inexpensive adult education. It covers a huge variety of subjects and it can help its users to develop new skills.


I just finished the nutrition 101 course from University of San Francisco. The professor Katie Ferrero did a wonderful job using coursea. I understand that there were over 20,000 students taking the class from a few hundred countries. And I’m very grateful to have this free source of knowledge. My only regret is that all older windows XP computers with Internet Explorer eight and below won’t work with these courses. I think it will exclude a large number of people.
Patricia Smith Ed Shelf review.

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