IBL News | New York
This initiative is designed to allow any university, including those who are not partners, to supplement their course offering with Coursera’s 3,600-course catalog, integrating these classes into their curricula and offering credit-eligible, and blended learning.
These universities will also be able to access Coursera’s analytics as well as author content, assessments, and labs. Features such as single sign-on (SSO) and API integration will be available, too. (However, full functionality will roll out over the coming months).
“With more than 300 million people entering the workforce in the next 10 years, universities urgently need to augment their capacity to meet the aspirations of a young and growing demographic,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “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.”
Coursera for Campus has been launched after pilots with over 20 universities, including Duke University, University of Illinois, and Manipal Academy of Higher Education. “It complements our core curriculum,” explained Matthew Rascoff, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation at Duke University.
“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.
“It is time we bring the benefits of our platform to the remaining 99% of 20,000 universities worldwide and help them take a digital leap,” added Jeff Maggioncalda.