BUSINESS COURS(ERA) IN SESSION: Online-learning platform Coursera has launched an enterprise edition to provide professional training and development in the workplace. Founded in 2012, the Mountain View, CA-based company partners with universities and organizations to provide online courses on academic subjects, career goals and personal enrichment.
According to Coursera, the enterprise platform will offer more than 1,400 university courses, provided in partnership with 145 university partners. The company claims to have more than 21 million registered users, and now it’s targeting businesses to scale its model. Coursera is betting workplaces will invest in advancing skills of their employees, as well as attracting a distributed, millennial workforce, writes Phil Hill of eLiterate. These modern workers, Coursera argues, are more likely to stay at companies where they feel they can grow their knowledge and skillset.