Friday, October 28, 2016

Online learning: Coursera adds 60k learners a month from India - Uma Kannan, Deccan Herald

Coursera, a California-headquartered education platform, has been adding about 60,000 members every month with 1.7 million learners already on board in India. Coursera Chief Business Officer Nikhil Sinha, who was in the city recently, told DH that a quarter of its Indian learners are interested in technology skills (Computer Science courses). “Technology and Data Science are the top two areas that are in demand in India, and they are followed by business. India is a very prominent learner market for us because of the combination of a young population with significant aspirations, and where education is the most important mechanism for social mobility, and where there is a large English-speaking workforce, and where people are willing to invest in education,” he said, adding that 20% of Coursera’s users learn only on mobile.

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