Do you want to connect with people from around the world who are excited about learning and passionate about the same subject as you? Do you wish you could meet people who are a few steps ahead of you in your chosen career and ask for their advice? Do you need course recommendations or would like to give your opinion on one?
Our new Coursera community is the place for you!
What is it?
The community is a forum space for our global community of learners to ask questions and help each other out. Anyone can access and read the discussions. To reply or start a new topic, you’ll need a Coursera account.
If you’ve participated in course discussion forums before, you know that they’re designed for discussions about that specific course. The new community is geared towards more general discussion about subjects and careers, and anything else you’re passionate about.
Since the new forums aren’t connected to a specific course, people aren’t continually finishing and moving on, which means you can really get to know the community members and build strong connections and friendships. You can focus on your learning when you need to and participate in the community when you have the time––think of the community as an additional resource.
What can I do?
Join the conversation in our community discussion threads
Meet and get inspired by other learners in our general and social discussion threads, don’t forget to introduce yourself as well. You can also find study tips and chat about different subjects. For the moment we have forums for data science, computer science and business and we’ll be adding all the other subjects in our catalog soon.
Start a discussion or ask a question
If you have some advice that you think others would find helpful, have a topic that would prompt a really interesting conversation, or if you’d like to ask the community a question, start a new topic.
A few great questions and discussions we’d love to get your opinion on:
Connect with people who share your interests
You can click on someone’s username to learn more about them, see the posts they’ve made, or send them a private message. You can also tag someone in a post (@mention) if you think they’ll be interested in what you’re writing.
Learn more from experts
We work with experts from Coursera as well as the universities and companies who partner with us to provide extra information or opportunities for the community in the form of webinars, videos, articles, interactive Q&A sessions and more.
Topics covered include career advice, information about specific subjects, industry trends, more information about the format of Coursera courses, and behind-the-scenes insights into how Coursera works.
Some examples of past webinars:
We look forward to seeing you in the Coursera community soon!12