Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ed-Tech Startup Coursera Launches Online Learning for Companies - Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

Online learning platform Coursera is launching an enterprise offering for companies. It’s not what everyone expected when MOOCs first came on the scene, but maybe it’s the right move. On Wednesday morning, the company launched Coursera for Business, an enterprise platform for companies. According to CEO Rick Levin, a large percent of the site’s users are seeking content that can advance their career. Many of them are signing in from corporate email addresses. “With that in mind, we felt we could expand the horizon and the number of people we were reaching by going directly to companies,” Levin told me during a phone interview earlier this week. Coursera’s early customers include BNY Mellon, Boston Consulting Group, L’Oreal, and Axis Bank. Some use Coursera for their onboarding and training process. Others simply see it as a retention tool—after all, who doesn’t want to learn Python? http://fortune.com/2016/08/31/ed-tech-startup-coursera-launches-online-learning-for-companies/

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