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Coursera review by <span>Vijay R.</span>
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"A virtual university where the best professors in the world teach"

What do you like best?

I have been using Coursera for more than 5 years now, and I have learned some of the fundamental courses in Computer Science from the best professors in the world on Coursera. Without Coursera, I would have a difficult time in finding the quality material on various topics in Computer Science. I like the fact that one either audit a course or a complete a certification, I like both the options. Also, the course materials like handouts and slides are of great quality. The exercise problems are challenging that forces a student to apply the knowledge gained. Overall the learning experience is highly rewarding.

What do you dislike?

Most of the courses and the related materials used to be freely available on Coursera. However, with the recent changes, some of the courses are categorized into specific tracks, and they are not free anymore. However I am glad that one can still audit the paid courses, but access to the course materials may be limited.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coursera is an online learning platform that offers courses taught by the best professors in the world. Hence, investing in learning through Coursera is guaranteed to have high returns. As the Coursera certifications are becoming widely known, if someone is trying to build a career on a specific track, taking Coursera courses for certifications is highly recommended.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coursera provides access to high-quality materials on various topics in Computer Science. One can build their career in specialized tracks like data analytics, UI/UX design, etc., by completing the courses on Coursera. Also, these days the Coursera certifications are appreciated and accepted by various software development and research firms which is a great incentive for completing certifications on Coursera.

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Coursera review by <span>Dipika S.</span>
Dipika S.
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"Nice platform to learn"

What do you like best?

Coursera is a nice online tutorials platform where people can learn from faculties of various distant universities. It has good video lectures with subtitles in various languages. Lecture notes are also available in most of the courses. Assignments and quizzes help you to brush up the concepts as well. Deadlines are given according to the schedule made which provides a good support. Discussion forums and mentors are there for the doubts that you have. All in all, it is a full package for learning online.

What do you dislike?

Courses must be updated after certain period of time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I suggest one should develop habit of using coursera right from the start as 'the more you learn, the better you stand'

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As its said there's no age for learning and new technologies and tools are being developed at a fast pace. So here something like coursera comes to rescue where you can learn such new things very easily. I use coursera for learning many things which helps me to stay updated.

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Coursera review by <span>Maryalba G.</span>
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"Una página ideal para un MOOC"

What do you like best?

Coursera ofrece una gama super amplia de cursos para el desarrollo profesional y académico, ademas de eso lo hace el múltiples idiomas, como el ingles, francés, italiano y español, lo cual amplia considerablemente las oportunidades de las personas para poder inscribirse en uno de sus cursos y comenzar a aprender sobre nuevas tecnologías, nuevas herramientas para el análisis de problemas sociales, o porque no aprender gramatica o redacción de otro idioma. Los materiales utilizados en Coursera son muy actualizados, y los profesores de muy alta categoría y con un gran nivel académico, la mayor parte de ellos con nivel de PHD, ademas de eso es posible descargar todos las clases y materiales para utilizarlos cuando se considere necesario o cuando se desee hacer una consulta de un tema en especifico, esto es de gran utilidad una vez finalizados los cursos.

What do you dislike?

La mayor parte de los cursos ofrecidos, no ofertan certificados gratuitos y solo permiten visualizar los materiales, sin la posibilidad de hacer los quizzes o las tareas asignadas, lo que realmente limita la posibilidad de las personas de aprender y validar su conocimiento. Hace pocos años era posible acceder a certificados gratuitos en casi todos los cursos pero en la actualidad está opción está prácticamente desaparecida, y limita la capacidad de aprendizaje de las personas que no tienen como pagar un certificado verificado.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Deben tener presente que existe una gama muy grande de cursos a los cuales pueden optar, y deben seleccionar de manera adecuada que es lo que quieren aprender, y saber que deben dedicarle un tiempo considerable a esta tarea. Por otra parte deben tener en cuenta que es casi imprescindible contar con un respaldo monetario, dado que los cursos ofrecidos en su mayoría son pagos y no ofrecen certificados gratuitos.

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Coursera me ha ayudado con el aprendizaje de nuevas herramientas para el Project Management y con otros cursos para conocer la sostenibilidad ambiental de grandes ciudades, y como los procesos de urbanización pueden ser armoniosos con la naturaleza y mucho más sustentables.

Coursera review by <span>Cesar A S.</span>
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"Imperdible oportunidad de aprendizaje"

What do you like best?

Coursera ofrece una gama prácticamente interminable de cursos y especializaciones de cualquier tipo, que permiten mejorar las capacidades de los profesionales, estudiantes y académicos, en temas tan diversos como economía, manejo de proyectos, idiomas, clima, ambiente, tecnología, y muchos más. La plataforma está diseñada de forma tal que el estudiante o aplicante al curso puede navegar libremente e ir filtrando sus intereses particulares hasta hallar el que se adapte de manera más apropiada a sus requerimientos. El material que se ofrece es los cursos es realmente actualizado y muy útil, dado que se estudian problemáticas actuales desde enfoques diversos, lo que permite ir aplicando lo que se aprende en los cursos en los trabajos y universidades. Los materiales de los cursos quedan archivados, de manera que es posible consultarlos en cualquier momento que se necesiten, si se desea repasar algo o utilizar algún material de alguno de ellos.

What do you dislike?

La principal limitación de Coursera en la actualidad es que eliminaron casi por completo los certificados gratuitos o Honor Code, limitando la capacidad de personas que no poseemos ingresos en dolares de obtener un certificado de muchos de sus cursos. Pienso que deberían activar de nuevo esta emisión de certificados, o abrir concursos de algún tipo, para que estudiantes del extranjero tengamos la posibilidad de obtener certificados certificados y validar nuestro conocimiento.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Deben tener en cuenta que la plataforma actualmente no ofrece certificados gratuitos, por ello deben contar con una forma de pago en dolares para optar por un certificado verificado. Por otra parte tienen un abanico enorme de cursos para aprender nuevas tecnologías y herramientas que están utilizándose hoy día a nivel mundial.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coursera me ha permitido aprender y poner en práctica el manejo de herramientas vinculadas al Project Management, utilizando herramientas como MS Project que permiten realizar todas las fases de un proyecto e ir evaluando como se comporta cada una de ellas a través del tiempo; de igual forma, esta plataforma me ha permitido la adquisición de conocimiento vinculados al tema ambiental y Geodiseño, temas de mucha importancia en la actualidad.

Coursera review by <span>Maike H.</span>
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"high quality courses!"

What do you like best?

I like that, although you can purchase courses (and earn a certificate), you can also audit the courses and access all the information for free. I have only had positive experiences with Coursera courses. The instructors are engaging, and the quizzes and other class supplements help to reinforce topics covered in the lectures. The lectures are well prepared, and they are just long enough to give a good explanation. Most lecture videos are 10-20 mins long. I also appreciate that all the course material is available when you enroll for a course. If you want to skip a section, then you can easily go to a later week and watch the videos on a particular topic. The lecture videos are also very good quality, and navigation through the coursera course system is very intuitive. Finally, I really like that you can download videos / course supplements so you can study even without an internet connection.

What do you dislike?

I do not like that to get answers to quizzes or have access to peer grading you have to purchase the course. It is somewhat irritating to do the quizzes but never find out your grade. Also, when you first enter the coursera website, it seems like you have to pay for the classes. However, if you click on 'enroll', a tiny check box appears that says 'audit' and that allows you to take the class for free. It is somewhat misleading because it seems like you must pay for course content, which is not true.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Coursera to individuals needing to 'brush up' on topics for school or work. It is especially good for people who already have a job but wish to learn more about a certain topic on their own time. You can watch videos from most devices (e.g. laptop, phone, tablet), and you can even download the videos and watch them without an internet connection. I

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Coursera to prepare for other classes (I am a ph.D student), which ultimately has helped my research efforts. Coursera has helped me to gain the knowledge I needed to complete certain aspects of my research. Thus, it has helped me be more productive.

Coursera review by <span>Misagh N.</span>
Misagh N.
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"Coursera is your bridge to your next job/ability. "

What do you like best?

I can decide to learn something like DataScience today and start taking well prepared courses right away at the comfort of my living room! Coursera allows me to do that.

What do you dislike?

The courses are still too traditional, where everybody starts from the same spot and learns with the same pace. I want to see more feedback based learning, that uses AI to understand where you are standing right now (Placement) and when you learned or haven't mastered a subject. I am not sure how but I think if I worked for Coursera I would have found a way so I leave this for Coursera people to figure out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking to learn a new skill professionally and be sure that you have covered all the bases.

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I learn new abilities and material by day and apply it to my work or get prepared for the next job!

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