A new online service has been launched with the aim of helping higher education institutions across the globe confront the challenges presented by the fourth industrial revolution.
Coursera for Campus offers more than 3,600 courses to help learners prepare for a world of AI and automation.
The move follows publication of Coursera’s 2019 Global Skills Index, which claimed that two-thirds of the world’s population is falling behind in critical skills.
“Hundreds of millions of job seekers will enter the workforce in the coming years,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera, “but higher education in many countries finds it difficult to deliver the skills students need.
“Coursera for Campus gives universities the ability to quickly respond to the demands of a rapidly changing economy. With access to content from 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators, higher education institutions can easily enhance their existing curricula with critical digital skills and author online courses to keep pace with what employers need.”
The launch of the service, available to any university, follows pilots in more than 20 higher education campuses across the globe.
“The market for skills is evolving, and education must evolve with it,” said Matthew Rascoff of Duke University, one of the institutions involved in the trial. “To reduce skills gaps and spread opportunity widely, we need to be flexible and adaptive.”
Full functionality of the service will roll out in the coming months.
For more information, visit coursera.org/campus.