Online Learning Update

October 30, 2013

Indians comprise second largest group taking Coursera courses

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by M Ramya, Times of India

As much as 8.4% of Coursera users are Indians, the second largest group after Americans (at 31.7%). Revealing the latest statistics on Thursday, Coursera, one of the world’s leading platforms offering massive open online courses, said students from 190 countries are currently enrolled in at least one of their courses. The total course enrolments of Coursera stands at 19.1 million, and the company reached 52,66,200 students this October from 1,11,479 in October 2011. An infographic released to the media shows that close to three-fourths of the students are employed. Computer science is the most popular course subject, with 94,28,982 enrollees, followed by humanities with 38,61,497 enrollees.

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