New and promising online education project Coursera, which is available to everyone who wants to take courses from the best universities, will now receive new opportunities. The project managed to attract a large sum from investors, companies Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. We are talking about the amount of 16 million US dollars.
The project started its activity in the fall of 2011, today it offers about 30 courses in various disciplines to everyone who wants to study. When registering for a course, you should only have access to the Internet at your disposal, and then at the appointed time you will be able to listen to the course and chat with other students and teachers on a topic of interest. Coursera has agreements with professors from Stanford, Princeton and many other educational institutions to provide information. The project also creates and proposes to introduce a platform for creating online lecture courses in higher education institutions. This will help reduce the hours spent listening to lectures by students and increase the time spent communicating with the teacher and completing practical tasks.
The funds received will be used mainly to improve the technical base of the project, maintain and develop the website and attract engineers to develop existing developments.