Online College Courses to Boost Your Career

Mon, 10/26/2015

Coursera, a leading platform offering online courses to students all over the world, recently surveyed over 78,000 users from 212 countries and territories to learn about why there were taking online college courses. The study ( https://hbr.org/2015/09/whos-benefiting-from-moocs-and-why ) was completed with researchers from the universities of Washington and Pennsylvania and published in the online edition of the Harvard Business Review.

As detailed in this Washington Post article  (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/10/08/global-online-college-courses-a-career-booster/ ), career advancement was the main reason. Of the 52,000 users who responded to the survey, fifty-two percent said they had taken online courses to boost their career. A third of this group actually reported a receiving a raise or promotion after completing the online course. Users also said the felt the course helped them improve at their current job.

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