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What is Coursera?

Coursera is a private online education provider. Coursera's learning platform offers an extensive course catalog on many different topics with a focus on Data, Technology and Economics. The content is provided by more than 190 of the world's leading universities (e.g. Stanford, Yale and IESE) and organizations (e.g. Google, BCG and Deeplearning.ai).

What is a Coursera course like?

Coursera courses include recorded auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, video lectures, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you will be eligible to receive a shareable electronic course certificate.

How long will each course take?

Coursera courses have been designed to allow you to work at your own pace with bite-sized sessions and a self-paced learning model. The time varies by each course and when you click into a course it has a very detailed description to help you choose the course that fits your needs. Coursera keeps lectures and lessons short -with only a few minutes each -so learners can make meaningful progress in just a few minutes a day.

Generally,courses can take between 1-6 weeks to complete. The average length of a course is 20 hours and is designed to fit around your schedule.

What is the program language?

The program language of all courses is English. For 95% of the courses, subtitles are available in a multitude of languages.

Why learn with Coursera?

  • Access to the entire Coursera catalog
  • Content is provided by international top universities (partly accredited) and tech companies​
  • Learning at any time and from any place in your own pace
  • Use of Coursera certificates e.g. on your LinkedIn profile for personal further qualification

How do Coursera SkillSets work?

Coursera SkillSets are a special functionality launched in Q4, 2021 to support targeted learning based on the individual requirements of a learner. Hence, they are a great way to facilitate individual reskilling scenarios. ​

Each SkillSet includes a group of skills relevant to a learner’s chosen learning target. It makes personalized recommendations of premium curated content based on the learner’s personal progress towards the target score of each skill required for his/her desired skillset. Progress is automatically measured based on the courses already taken on the Coursera platform plus the opportunity to assess previous experience and training from other learning sources. Learners in selected Bertelsmann training programs, such as the Bertelsmann Tech Curricula or the Bertelsmann Product Management Learning Set can choose from a variety of pre-mapped SkillSets to ease and further customize their learning experience. ​

Learning content is taken from individual courses mapped specifically to the learning need at hand, rather than a full University program. To appropriately recognize their efforts, learners will receive a specific badge documenting their achievement of a SkillSet, once completed.​

 

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