Through the platform, universities will have access to more than 3,600 courses that they can use to integrate into their curricula, offer supplemental learning to their current students and deliver lifelong learning to their alumni, faculty, and staff.
“The market for skills is evolving, and education must evolve with it”
Universities will also be able to use Coursera’s tools to author content and assessments, Coursera Labs for hands-on projects, and Coursera’s learning analytics to improve and track learner outcomes.
According to Coursera’s 2019 Global Skills Index, two-thirds of the world’s population is falling behind in critical skills.
“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.”
The platform was launched following extensive pilots in more than 20 university campuses around the world including Duke University, University of Illinois, and Manipal Academy of Higher Education, who have been using the offering to serve their on-campus students, faculty, and staff.
“The market for skills is evolving, and education must evolve with it,” said 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,” added 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.”
Ravi Panchanadan, MD & CEO at Manipal Global Education Services added: “The quality content available on Coursera for Campus has already helped more than 20,000 Manipal students.”