Pak teachers taught 68,000 students using Coursera

Pak teachers taught 68,000 students using Coursera

Pak teachers taught 68,000 students using Coursera

The Universities in Pakistan have attended more than 68,000 students of different countries enrolled in over 588,000 courses via an online learning platform offering various courses in multiple disciplines.

In a statement issued on Monday, the US-based online learning portal massive open online course (MOOC), Coursera offered a platform to the teachers globally to teach online during a pandemic. The teachers from the University of Education and Lahore College of Women mainly utilized the offer and taught students from the global community using the online learning platform.

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The data revealed that 70 percent of the students enrolled in Coursera attended classes via their mobile devices. The platform allowed students to download the lectures and take the class offline if needed. Furthermore, synchronized progress, quizzes, notes, and highlights were also provided to students in their respective picked courses.

The Coursera platform includes digital-first engagement tools to simplify the online learning process for students like bite-size videos, browser programming assignments, and guided projects for hands-on learning.  

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“The pandemic has been a catalyst for universities to make online learning the core of their student experience,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, Coursera CEO. “We’ve grown from 30 universities using Coursera for Campus to over 3,700 in just seven months, and these upgrades will help them better deliver for-credit online learning and job-relevant skills for their students.”

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