Your education may stop, but learning mustn’t, ever! In today’s fast-paced world, the learning and development of new skills should be a high priority in your commitment towards your professional growth.
Online learning sites are a boon to people who want to keep their learning machine well oiled. The benefit of online courses is that:
1) You can pick up varied skills and learn about almost anything under the sun via structured courses,
2) Earn specialization certificates to boost your résumé,
3) Study at your own pace
4) Keep in touch with the educational sphere.
The best part is that, most of these courses are from reputed universities with dedicated teaching staff to design the study material and all of it is delivered straight to your inbox. What more could you want?
One such popular website is Coursera, an e-learning portal that has courses ranging from management skills to cryptocurrency, from computer science to social sciences!Coursera offers a range of free and paid courses over a variety of durations ranging from one week to even 4-5 months. These courses have a predefined structure, course material and a project attached to it. Registration is free and simple! So let’s get ahead of the learning curve with our simple flows to navigate through Coursera.
Let’s get started!
It’s not a difficult site to navigate. But some words or terms may seem new to you, but our flow describes what you can expect from the site. Browse through the courses to find the most popular, recommended or the full repository.
To access any of the courses on the site, you will first have to create your own account with your personal details and preferences. Alternatively, you can also log in using your social media account. Once registered, browse through the list on your dashboard to choose a course of your liking. Coursera offers both paid and free courses, so make sure you look out for that specifically in the course definition and essentials.
Coursera’s paid material can be availed using 2 methods – prepay the entire amount or pay as-you-go i.e. Pay per course. For e.g. If a course has 9 parts in it, you could choose to pay per part and when you learn it.
A Specialization Certificate can be obtained from specified courses on the site by completing all the parts and the project associated with the course. A course certificate is issued after the completion of each part and a separate Specialized one is issued at the end.
We hope this helps you to get started with Coursera! Let us know in the comments which website would you like us to create a complete Whatfix guide on!