The University of Colorado is part of a new pilot with Coursera and Google Digital Garage, a free learning platform from Grow with Google.
This initiative brings CU’s top MOOCs to a new audience of more than 5 million learners in over 60 countries who are looking for soft and technical skill training.
As part of the program, CU’s course landing pages are featured on Google Digital Garage. Included are Business Writing, Introduction to Cybersecurity for Business, Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education, Database Management Essentials, Giving Helpful Feedback and other highly rated courses launched by CU. Google Digital Garage directs learners to the Coursera platform.
Coursera’s initial pilot with Google includes 51 courses from 23 top university and industry partners. Besides CU, they include Google, IBM and other universities such as Illinois, Michigan and Penn.
A curated set of CU’s top courses on the Coursera platform, including those featured on Google Digital Garage, are available at no cost to all current faculty, staff and students at any of the four campuses or system offices. Members of the CU community may enroll in courses, accessed via the training resources option in the campus portals, and earn verified and shareable Coursera certificates of achievement for any courses they complete.
CU’s Coursera content and pilots are administered jointly by the Office of Digital Education and Engagement at the University of Colorado system and the Office of Strategic Initiatives at CU Boulder.