By Shravan Goli, Chief Product Officer, Coursera
In a world where 50% of the jobs are at the risk of automation, and more than 300M people entering the workforce in the next 10 years, Coursera’s goal is to provide learners with access to high-quality content and skills that enable them to make a smooth transition into whatever is next — whether it’s to learn something new, bone up on the skills for a new job or to enter a new industry altogether.
As a part of that mission, we added 675 new courses to the platform this year, giving our 37 million learners access to more than 3,100 courses and, 300+ Specializations. In 2018, we also doubled down on the number of degrees available on Coursera, giving learners a re-imagined degree experience that is highly flexible and scalable, including the launch of our first ever Bachelor’s degree. Our work with industry partners reached new heights, from collaborations with Google on the IT Support Professional Certificate, a program designed to help anyone become an IT support specialist in less than a year, to partnering with Amazon Web Services to close the IT skills gap.
With all of the advancement and change that we’ve seen across industries and job functions in 2018, we took a look back at the most popular skills and courses that our learners are seeking. This mix of courses represents the diversity of our learners. Some come to Coursera seeking career advancement, some life enhancement, others just have a passion for learning about the next big thing. We’re excited to continue providing the highest quality education from the best institutions and companies around the world to our enthusiastic learners in 2019 and beyond!
|Machine Learning||Stanford University|
|Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects||University of California San Diego|
|The Science of Well-Being||Yale University|
|Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies||Princeton University|
|Algorithms, Part I||Princeton University|
|English for Career Development||University of Pennsylvania|
|Financial Markets||Yale University|
|Introduction to Psychology||University of Toronto|
|Cómo hacer una tesis||Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México|
|Chinese for Beginners||Peking University|