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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Posted: 29 Jun 2021 04:00 AM PDT Education-technology company 2U Inc., which runs graduate programs for dozens of top universities, is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for $800 million. The deal combines two major players in online instruction as universities around the world push more aggressively into digital offerings. Many schools scrambled to shift courses online when the pandemic shut campuses last year, and they are now expected to build on—and polish—the programs. The sale proceeds will go to a nonprofit, to be run by Harvard and MIT, that the schools say will focus on reducing inequalities in access to education. It will maintain the open-acc

Coursera's 23 most popular online classes - Business Insider - Business Insider

Coursera's 23 most popular online classes - Business Insider - Business Insider


Coursera's 23 most popular online classes - Business Insider - Business Insider

Posted: 01 May 2020 01:37 PM PDT

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More people are now under lockdown to protect against COVID-19 than were alive during World War II. And of the 2.9 billion people under quarantine to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, millions are enrolling in online courses like The Science of Well-Being at learning sites like Coursera and edX.

There are many class offerings, but below are the 23 most popular Coursera courses around the world right now, according to the company.

The list includes individual courses as well as Specializations and professional certificate programs, which represent a series of related courses bundled together to help students master a specific skill or interrelated concepts.

Rather than offer courses that are free to audit with a one-time fee to enroll, Specializations and professional certificate programs typically offer a free week-long trial and are billed monthly afterward. Since they contain multiple courses, they can take anywhere from a few months to more than a year to complete. So, the faster you complete each program, the more money you'll save.

If you're looking to take just one course included in a Specialization, you can usually do that too. And, if you expect to spend more than $399 on your months-long program, consider the Coursera Plus annual subscription — just make sure your courses are included in the 90% of classes it gives you access to.

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These are Coursera's top 23 most popular courses right now:

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