What is Coursera?

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Written by Dhawal Shah Last updated on March 16th, 2023

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Coursera is an online education provider that offers online courses, popularly known as MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, from top universities around the world. Currently it has over 275 partners from around 50 countries. Partners include Universities such as Stanford, Duke, Penn, Princeton, Michigan, Peking, and HEC Paris. Coursera also partners with companies like IBM, Google, and PwC — these companies have launched courses on Coursera.

Coursera is the most popular MOOC provider in the world based on the number of students (over 118 million learners) and has an active catalog of 5,400+ online courses. 

As well as these individual courses and 40+ online degrees, Coursera offers hundreds of groups of courses known as Specializations, MasterTracks, and Professional Certificates. 

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