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Coursera is one of the best online education providers - you can audit free courses or apply for a specific degree.

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Coursera is an online education provider that offers massive open online courses, created and provided by the Stanford University. In collaboration with universities, the platform offers different specializations, degrees, and courses in a variety of domains. Coursera has over ten million installations on Android. In this article, we discuss some of Coursera’s and its mobile app main features, as well as some additional information.

Key Features

Here are some of Coursera’s main features:

  • Variety of domains: with over 200 experts, Coursera offers classes in Business, Computer science, Data science, Art, Sciences (Chemistry, Medecine, Nutrition), and Personal development, among many others.
  • Recognized certificates: in combination with these domains, the platform collaborates with famous universities, such as Duke, University of London, and Yale. To make its classes even more complete, there are also industry-leaders like Google, IBM, and Facebook.
  • Learn anywhere, any time: a great advantage of Coursera’s online classes is the flexibility - you can schedule with on-demand lectures but also download video to view them offline.
  • Top classes: if you are searching for inspiration or don’t know what is the best class to choose to achieve your goals, you can browse Coursera’s Top Classes list.

How Does the Coursera App Work?

The Coursera app is pretty simple to use. You have to download and install it, and next, you can search for classes and courses. You can choose to enroll in a course, or to audit it. To view what courses you are enrolled in, you have to click on the left sidebar and select Enrollments.

Is the Coursera App Safe?

The app has no history of data breaches and it seems as safe, as most apps.

Is Coursera Free?

You can download and use the app for free. However, even though there are many Coursera free courses (especially to audit), you have to pay for a great part, especially if you want to obtain a certificate.The Coursera cost varies depending on the class and the degree. Prices start from $9.99 for a guided project and can get up to $45,000 for a degree you have been accepted to.

System Requirements

To run the Coursera app on your device, you will need Android 5.0 and up. When it comes to the Apple version, you will need iOS/iPadOS 12.0 and later or tvOS 11.0 and later.

Further

Getting a Coursera class for a friend or family member (or even a colleague) can make a great sustainable gift.
Images: Coursera/Apple Store

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