Around 700 colleges have tied up with Coursera to get international certification courses, post Coronavirus pandemic.
More than 270 programs have been enacted with the spike in the platform’s take-up; courses on wellbeing and COVID-19 addition prominence in India, post-March 1
Post COVID-19, around 700 colleges have signed up with the expectation of complimentary access to courses on an American online learning platform. Following the pandemic and with universities increasingly looking towards improving their advanced competency, there has been a rise in the take-up of online courses to help address the gaps in students’ education.
“The current time is turning out to be restrained experimentation for universities and colleges to move towards the online learning mode. Be that as it may, in the long haul, there would be a changeless shift towards the selection of online education much after the crisis ends,” says Raghav Gupta, overseeing executive, India, and APAC, Coursera, which is sans giving access to its ‘Coursera for Campus platform’ since March 12, for all colleges and universities universally.
“Despite the fact that the platform was propelled in October 2019, there has been an ongoing spike in its take-up, with more than 700 universities and colleges signing up and more than 270 programs enacted,” says Gupta.
“Teachers can select the pertinent courses for their students and guide them on the best way to begin for the course besides going about as their mentors by means of the video call. They can also screen students’ commitment and give them credits and grades,” says Gupta.
“Each course is of 12-15 hours which in Indian terms translates into one credit. Students who have taken a crack at the courses can add these credits to the existing ones they have while studying at the university,” Gupta adds.
The platform is as of now giving free access to 3,800 courses and 400+ specializations till July 31, 2020, after which month-to-month extensions relying upon winning risk assessments will be advertised.
It had six institutes as partners on the platform in India during the dispatch which included Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Pearl Academy, Shiv Nadar University (SNU) and KL University).
“While they have just paid for the Coursera for Campus platform, they can still profit the free access under the COVID-19 activity and stretch out learning to more students and furthermore offer a more extensive scope of subjects and courses until July 31, 2020, post which, we intend to give month-to-month extensions relying upon winning risk assessments,” Gupta says.
“A school may not always have all the popular courses and workforce to encourage specialty courses. That is the place such online platforms can fill the lacunae,” he adds.
The most mainstream courses on the platform in India as of March 1 is ‘Machine Learning’ by Stanford University and ‘The Science of Well-Being’ by Yale University. The other sought-after courses in India incorporate ‘Science Matters: Let’s Talk about COVID-19’ and ‘Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to assist you with mastering extreme subjects.’
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