Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Indians Benefit More From Online Courses Than Global Peers - Anisha Singh, NDTV

In a survey conducted by Coursera, it was revealed that Indian online learners benefit more career and education wise than their counterparts in US and UK. Among the working professionals and job seekers, almost 89% online learners from India said that they benefitted in their career compared to 84% people globally. The number of online learners who said they advanced in their career was 84% in the US and 86% in the UK. In India, 46% of career builders said that they became better t their job and 39% of those surveyed said that taking online courses improved their chances of getting a job. Coursera Chief Business Officer Nikhil Sinha told PTI, "Since Coursera launched five years ago, online learning has transformed from an experiment in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to a widely accepted choice among Indians looking to acquire new skills." Till now more than 2 million Indians are registered on Coursera. As per the survey, 98% of Indian learners said to have benefitted which is more than the global average of 93%. http://www.ndtv.com/education/indians-benefit-more-from-online-courses-than-global-peers-1687164

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