Dongseo University partners with Coursera to provide high-quality courses to its students.
The importance of high-quality online education has become increasingly evident in the new educational environment necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dongseo University recently partnered with Coursera, the world's leading online education platform, to add to its rapid technology infrastructure development, making world-class content by top institutions available to its students.
Dongseo University is the first from Korea to sign up for Coursera for Campus platform post the free access period under "Coursera Coronavirus Response Initiative" ended on September 30, 2020. The partnership will provide DSU students unlimited access to the Coursera for Campus catalog of over 4,200 courses from more than 200 world's leading universities and industry partners, making students eligible for course completion certificates too.
The university will integrate Coursera content into its several existing courses and provide its students with additional content recommendations mapped to specific learning goals. All students registering for Coursera for Campus will have the flexibility to enroll in preferred courses, building in-demand knowledge and skills.
With this partnership, Dongseo students will have free access to Coursera platform and certificates. The university also plans to operate various support systems, encouraging active participation and successful completion, including programs to improve English language proficiency.
Regarding the partnership, Dongseo University President Dr. Jekuk Chang said, "In the post-corona era, the content and quality of a university's educational offerings will be more important than its physical infrastructure. We are cooperating with Coursera, the world's largest MOOC platform, to build a new education system that is entirely different from those of the past and to provide our students with the best educational content available worldwide."
Coursera was founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 72 million learners worldwide come to learn skills of the future. More than 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs. 2,400 companies trust the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera for Government equips government employees and citizens with in-demand skills to build a competitive workforce. Coursera for Campus empowers any university to offer high-quality, job-relevant online education to students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Coursera is backed by leading investors, including Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, Learn Capital, and SEEK Group.