California based start-up Coursera, https://www.coursera.org/, is here to offer you free online courses from many prestigious colleges and universities. If you haven’t heard about the Coursera programs yet, now is your chance to participate in this ever-growing active community of knowledge seekers from around the globe. The best part is, most courses offer a way to receive a certificate of completion, which may be used for real college credit at some institutions in the very near future!
I first read about Coursera in a local newspaper article discussing the basics of the system and how it works. I was surprised to find that these courses were actually free. As you well know, I am a huge believer in continued education at any level, and this company gives virtually anyone the opportunity to learn about a large variety of subjects. I recently signed up for a few courses, and I am actually participating in two of them right now!
To demonstrate the sign up process, if you navigate to https://www.coursera.org/#courses, you will see a list of the currently offered courses sorted by date. You may search courses by category or by university, of which there are currently 33 institutions actively participating https://www.coursera.org/#universities. To sign up for a course, all you have to do is click on the respective link, create an account, click the sign up button, and you’re in! The process couldn’t be easier. Also, you may drop a course at any time by going to your personalized courses tab in the upper right hand corner of the website. Each class is uniquely designed for the subject at hand, and there are forums where students (including you) can discuss a variety of topics.
For anyone looking to make themselves a better person through enhanced knowledge and experiences, this is almost an unbeatable program. The fact that hundreds of thousands of students already participate is proof, and with a growing company Coursera is sure to bring new courses and online learning utilities into the mix to enhance global education.
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