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Coursera adds 18 new specializations

1.5 million Coursera students have signed up for courses that are part of a specialization

In Jan 2014, Coursera announced Specializations, which consist of a group of related courses designed to help students deepen expertise in a subject. Today, Coursera added 18 more specializations taking the total to 27. The total number of Coursera courses has jumped to 830!

According to Coursera, 1.5 million Coursera students have signed up for courses that are part of specialization. To earn a Specialization students need to achieve a verified certificate in every course that is part of a specialization. The final step is a capstone project – a project that demonstrates the knowledge acquired during the specialization.  Cost of specialization lies in the range of $150 – $500.

New Specializations

Entrepreneurship: Launching an Innovative Business – University of Maryland, College Park
Digital Marketing – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Data Mining – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cloud Computing – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Improving Business Finances and Operations – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Healthcare Informatics & Data Analytics – Georgia Institute of Technology
Human Computer Interaction: User Experience and User Interface Design – Georgia Institute of Technology
Statics & Dynamics: Foundations in Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology
Content Strategy for Professionals in Organizations – Northwestern University
Become a Social Scientist: Methods and Statistics – University of Amsterdam
Business Tools for Career Readiness – University of California, Irvine
Business Communication for Career Readiness –  University of California, Irvine
Practical Management for Career Readiness – University of California, Irvine
Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices – University of California, Irvine
Fundamentals of Programming and Algorithms – Peking University
Perception, Action and the Brain – Duke University
臺大土木CAD/BIM專項課程 – National Taiwan University
Interaction Design, University of California, San Diego


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