Online Learning Update

September 29, 2015

How Online Courses Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am


Online course-takers say web-based classes are helping them get raises, promotions, and new startup skills. Free online courses are having a major impact in helping workers advance their careers, a new study shows. A recent survey from online learning company Coursera, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Washington shows that 87 percent of individuals who take online courses with the goal of career advancement are finding success doing so. Nearly 35 percent reported tangible benefits, including receiving a raise, getting a promotion, finding a new job, or starting their own business.

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