In April 2020 in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Coursera along with its partners decided to take student learning online by providing free access to Coursera for Campus for any impacted college or university. Coursera’s mission is to transform lives through learning. To help minimize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on students, the Coursera community launched a global effort to assist universities and colleges to deliver courseware online. What is included in the program:
➢ Access to 3,800 courses, 400 Specializations, 270 Guided Projects
➢ Up to 5,000 licenses for enrolled students at impacted organization
➢ Institutions may enroll students through November 30, 2020
➢ Enterprise-level admin tools, analytics, and online support resources
These courses are provided by many of the leading universities and companies of the world.
➢ This opportunity was utilized by Matrusri Engineering College to further enhance their students and faculty learning.
➢ Till now all the faculty members are enrolled and they are upgrading their skills as per the new trends in Industry and Academia.
➢ Students are also enrolled and they too are learning from these courses.
➢ In addition to the regular courses, students are also encouraged to look into the basics of multidisciplinary subjects which would be helpful to them in their all-round development.
➢ From April till now the students have enrolled and earned their certificates in many of the courses of various domains.
➢ They have also taken part in guided projects which is a new addition to Coursera, wherein they are doing the project alongside with the instructor.
➢ Overall this has been a good learning experience and a rich exposure to the new Industry and Academia standards, which will soon be the new way of Living and working in post Covid-19 scenario.