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This article was published on October 15, 2014

    Coursera launches 18 new specializations to help you master specific subjects

    Coursera launches 18 new specializations to help you master specific subjects
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    Online learning company Coursera has announced 18 new specializations, covering key areas such as entrepreneurship, software and healthcare.

    Coursera is a so-called ‘ed-tech’ company that works with universities to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs). It first announced specializations back in January, serving as a new kind of certificate program that lets students follow university-led tracks to become proficient in a given subject.

    The initiative kicked off with 10 topics, including ‘Programming Mobile Cloud Computing Applications with Android’. Coursera says that more than 1.5 million learners have participated in specializations since launch.

    The full list of specializations, and certifying educational body, are as follows:

    • Improving Business Finances and Operations, University of Illinois
    • Digital Marketing, University of Illinois
    • Cloud Computing, University of Illinois
    • Data Mining, University of Illinois
    • Interaction Design, University of California, San Diego
    • Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices, University of California, Irvine
    • Business Communication for Career Readiness, University of California, Irvine
    • Practical Management for Career Readiness, University of California, Irvine
    • Business Tools for Career Readiness, University of California, Irvine
    • Entrepreneurship: Launching an Innovative Business, University of Maryland
    • 臺大土木CAD/BIM專項課程 (Engineering Graphics), National Taiwan University
    • 程序设计与算法 Fundamentals of Programming and Algorithms, Peking University
    • Become a Social Scientist: Methods and Statistics, University of Amsterdam
    • Perception, Action and the Brain, Duke University
    • Content Strategy for Professionals in Organizations, Northwestern University
    • Human Computer Interaction: User Experience and User Interface Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Statics & Dynamics: Foundations in Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Healthcare Informatics & Data Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology

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