Coursera partners with top universities to offer online courses for anyone to take, for free.
The company was founded by Stanford Professors Daphne Koller, the speaker in our video below, and Andrew Ng. They offer real courses that break the lecture-style mold, with questions that interrupt the video to strengthen the neural networks being formed. The content is designed for online; students can learn at their own pace and ask peers from all over the globe for help.
They offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others.
Coursera believes their work will change the world in three ways: (1) Establish education as a fundamental human right, (2) enable lifelong learning, and (3) empower innovation, from anywhere in the world.
“And maybe we should spend less time at universities filling our students’ minds with content by lecturing at them, and more time igniting their creativity, their imagination and their problem-solving skills by actually talking with them.”