Students can create a business model, infographic, Android app, or comic book in applied project-based courses
In a Feb. 11 blog post, Coursera announced it is offering 12 new project-based courses in topics from persuasive writing to computer construction.
The blog post references research showing that tackling real-life challenges is a powerful way to master new content, improve general problem-solving abilities, and prepare for increasingly difficult tasks.
In a project-based course, students can master content efficiently by applying new concepts to a real-world project as they learn, the blog post explains. Students will receive guidance and suggestions from an instructor and a community of learners with similar goals, and when they complete the course, they’ll have a finished project to use and share.
The following project-based courses are open for enrollment now, with sessions starting as soon as next week, and three more courses are opening soon.
- Business Model Canvas: A Tool for Entrepreneurs and Innovators, University System of Georgia
- Writing Professional Emails and Memos, University System of Georgia
- Design and Make Infographics, Michigan State University
- Be Persuasive: Write a Convincing Position Paper or Policy Advice, Leiden University
- Build Your First Android App, CentraleSupélec
- Build a Modern Computer from first principles: from Nand to Tetris, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Art and Music
- How to Make a Comic Book, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
- Script Writing: Write a TV or Web Series Pilot Episode, Michigan State University
- Creating Synthesizer Sounds for Electronic Music, Berklee College of Music
Project-Based Courses Opening Soon
- Create an Interactive Website in One Week, SUNY Stonybrook
- How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, École Polytechnique
- How to Write a Resume, The State University of New York at Buffalo
Material from a press release was used in this report.