Coursera is an education technology website that offers online courses from its partner universities and other organizations in a broad variety of disciplines like engineering, computer science, mathematics, and medicine, among many others. Today, Coursera offers as many as 2,000 online courses and has over 28 million registered users. It works with a number of partners but primarily universities and colleges, but sometimes governments.
Coursera online courses last from four to ten weeks and include one to two-hour video lectures weekly. Accompanying these videos are a mix of quizzes, weekly exercises, and peer-graded assignments. Because courses are always on-demand to better fit students’ lifestyles and schedules, they can likewise take their time completing the course.å