COURSERA: Professional Development on your own Computer?

Professional Development is absolutely one of my passions. Yes, I am a lifelong learner and believe all educators should be. All research shows that the best way to improve learner’s proficiency is to ensure educators are continuously professionally developed.

But, attending courses may be expensive and most of the time it takes place at times that does not suit us. What if you can get classes from the best lecturers from the top Universities in the world for free and in your own time?

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. They envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education. They aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

Currently (30/08/2014), they have 9,072,743 students doing 744 courses from 110 universities.

Start your own journey and go visit their site by clicking on the picture below:


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