Students can create a business model, infographic, Android app, or comic book in applied project-based courses

project-based-coursesIn 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...

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