Thursday, November 19, 2015

Coursera Transforming Lives Worldwide Through Education - Debra Hughes, eMPR

In a little less than 4 years after massive online course company Coursera's existence, what began in a Stanford University classroom of 400 students has become a global classroom of 100,000, with 16 billion total course enrollments. “We envision a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life by accessing the world's best learning experience,” said Daphne Koller, PhD, said, in delivering the 2015 ACR/AHRP Annual Meeting Opening Lecture. “The impact in the real world can be quite significant and inspiring.” The implications for education—more specifically, the process of learning—are enormous. This is relevant when one considers that 91% of millennials change jobs in less than 3 years, and new jobs often require new skills. Consider, too, that 65% of tomorrow's job don't exist, Dr. Koller said, and that “58% of employers worldwide believe that new college grads are inadequately prepared for work.” http://www.empr.com/acrarhp-annual-meeting-2015/coursera-transforming-lives-worldwide-through-education/article/452552/

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